Sunday, 16th May 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Fell Side Farm. Skelshaw, Broadhead Farm, Harrop Hall, Harrop Fold, Grindleton Plantation, St Clares
Start Point: Car Park after cattle grid on Waddington Fell Grid Reference: SD 718 480
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 1,460 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Dry, mainly overcast with strong westerly wind on the fell tops.
Comments: 11 in the group. Conditions underfoot unseasonably dry. We passed to the east of Far Brown Hill and west of Chatburn Nab on descent to Easington Brook via Fell Side Farm and Skelshaw. Then went up the valley via Broadhead Farm, Harrop Hall, Harrop Lodge, Harrop Gate and Harrop Chapel to Harrop Fold which was our lunch stop. Then climbed past Swan Barn, through Grindleton Plantation, returning via St. Clare’s and close to “Old Ned and The Wife”.

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We descended below Far Brown Hill . . .

 

and headed towards Fell Side Farm

 

Shiver me timbers!

 

Passing some well-clad cattle

 

We walked through Broadhead Farm

 

Coffee break overlooking Easington Brook

 

Harrop Lodge stands well

 

A step back in time

 

Are these puddle ducks?

 

A view of Harrop Lodge

 

Harrop Chapel and the former Lords Academy

 

Harrop Fold is very photogenic

 

Lunch in Harrop Fold

 

Deserved recognition for Harrop Fold

 

Approaching Swan Barn

 

Above Grindleton Plantation with Pendle in the background

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