Sunday, 10th April 2011




Walk: Lamb Hill Farm, Kenibus, Parks Clough, Bowland Knotts, Cold Stone, Raven Castle or Crowd Stones, Cloven Stones and Cross of Greet Bridge
Start Point: Greet Cross Bridge Grid Reference: SD 702 589
Distance: 9.2 miles Ascent: 1,600 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Very warm and sunny and with no wind.
Comments: This circular walk took place on a glorious April day. The fell side was reasonably dry with the odd bit of bog which, one walker proved, was more than knee deep. Some of the walk was in an Access Area and the lack of regular paths made walking just a little bit harder.
Seventeen people departed the parking area and walked in an anticlockwise direction towards Lamb Hill Farm before dropping down to Kenibus. Here a long gradual ascent took the group towards Bowland Knotts. By this time many walkers were shedding the odd layer of clothing. On the ascent of the fells it was a privilege to see skylarks and to hear their song. At Bowland Knotts is the boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire. The majority of the group followed the boundary in a westerly direction on the proper side (Lancashire) but three others chose to walk in White Rose country. However, the leader was very firm with them and pointed out the error of their ways. The up hill climb was well worth the effort considering the spectacular views that could be seen, especially those on the Lancashire side. In mid afternoon the group descended from Raven Castle or Crowd Stones to the location of the remains of the Cross of Greet which lie by the Slaidburn to High Bentham road. After taking a break the group returned along the road to Greet Cross Bridge admiring the valley view and the infant River Hodder below them. Thank you leader for an enjoyable walk!

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The River Hodder at Greet Cross Bridge


Another form of leisure activity


A gradual ascent to . . .


Bowland Knotts (the dark bit on top)


This beast must have been on one of Norman's walks


Kenibus (bottom right)


Look away ladies


More of the gradual ascent at Pike Side


This doesn't appear on the map John


Stock's Reservoir


The leader in the lead on Old Moss


Two other visitors to the area


Approaching Bowland Knotts


Dorothy S in a bit of a rut


Inspecting Bowland Knotts . . .


while others view the three peaks


Nearing Cold Stone


These three chose to be on the Yorkshire side of Cold Stone


Another view of Cold Stone


Don't dive Brian - there's no water below


Hailshower Fell - but not today


Yorkshire to the left and Lancashire to the right at Ravens Castle


The remains of Greet Cross


A valley between Catlow Fell and Bloe Greet

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