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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