|Walk:||Chipping, Knot Hill, New Laund Hill, Dinkling Green Farm, Lickhurst Farm, Park Style & Park Gate, Chipping Laund Farm, and back to Chipping.|
|Start Point:||Chipping car park||Grid Reference:||SD 622 433|
|Distance:||9.2 miles||Ascent:||1,063 feet|
|Weather:||Dry with a glimpse of the sun|
|Comments:||The walk couldn't have been more
different from the previous Wednesday. Most of the snow had
disappeared completely although we had to skirt the odd icy patches.
20 hardy walkers turned up, noisy and anarchic as usual. There's no
such thing as waiting for the leader, at least not on my walks.
Hence we climbed a hill we didn't need to, for the views I said. The
chickens were dried out, fluffy and hungry and took a fancy to David
and Brian's sandwiches. Pleasant enough walk, we didn't lose our way
and the sun came out for the last mile.
The recce for this walk was carried out on 13th January. You can compare conditions on that day by clicking here.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Chipping Church, we are off at 10am . . .
through Chipping Village
Bill checks his flock . . .
up a Quiet Lane . . .
to Leagram Hall Park
Still some snow about over the first bridge . . .
and some ice
A history lesson . . .
at the Lime Kiln on Knot Hill (another group from Kirby)
Ice at Lower Greystoneley
Ford (not today) on the way up to . . .
Cattle in the . . .
old barn (1729) at Fair Oak
Group (show offs) heading for . . .
a coffee stop . . .
before tackling New Laund Hill
John heads off to . . .
Tungstall Ing Farm
Stop near Hareden Fell . . .
for lunch . . .
with the chickens
Higher fence Wood Farm. Checked the name now (see recce report)
Looking back as Roger sees if his wellies are waterproof
Through Dinkling Green Farm
Looking back with highest (256m) of the Long Knots
Lickhurst Farm . . .
which we go through . . .
and across the fields . . .
to the deserted Park Style
The group gathers as we head for . . .
Park Gate - isolated
2 miles to Chipping
The sun came out on the way to . . .
the Mill Pond . . .
above the Chair Factory
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