Sunday, 9th May 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Slaidburn, Broadhead Farm, Harrop Fold, Grindleton Fell, River Hodder
Start Point: Slaidburn car park Grid Reference: SD 713 523
Distance: 11.5 miles Ascent: 1,400 feet
Time: 6.25 hours    
Weather: Starting sunny but became rather cloudy with an occasional very light shower.
Comments: 19 set off from Slaidburn to Broadhead farm and then via Harrop Lodge to Harrop Fold. We then climbed to Grindleton Fell and Bradford Fell, before dropping down to the River Hodder for the return to Slaidburn, via Newton in Bowland.

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Leaving Slaidburn over the River Hodder

 

Looking back to Slaidburn

 

Heading away from Slaidburn . . .

 

and then down to Broadhead Farm, with Easington Fell and Sadler Hill in background

 

Coffee stop as we approach Harrop Lodge

 

Gathering in Harrop Fold(17th Century)

 

Looking back as we leave

 

Inquisitive cattle near Swan Barn

 

Through the trees on Grindleton Fell

 

Exiting the forest onto Bradford Fell

 

Looking north from the escarpment near Sadler Hill.

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