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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