Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

Walk: Farleton Fell, Newbiggin, Lupton, Peasey Bridge and Longcroft
Start Point: Lay bye A65 Grid Reference: SD 538 825
Distance: 8.2 miles Ascent: 1,200 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Rain on and off with an odd glimpse of the sun
Comments: Twenty five people took part in this damp and muddy walk. First heading for, and ascending Farleton Fell the group followed a steep(ish) path in order to see the landscape below them. Dropping down in to Newbiggin the group then followed narrow country lanes in the vicinity of Lupton before following field paths to pass under the M6 motorway to reach Peasey Bridge. From Peasey Bridge the last leg of the walk was via severed stretches of the Lancaster Canal returning to the start point, where the group arrived a little muddy and tired. Unfortunately, recent heavy rains had caused many fields to become waterlogged. In drier conditions this is good walk offering many varied views.

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A good start - no step and plenty of mud

 

Farleton Beck in full spate

 

Probably unreadable in summer

 

Paddling

 

The ascent of Farleton Fell

 

Same place - different faces

 

A view half way up

 

Keeping warm and dry at Newbiggin . . .

 

where the geese see to their preening

 

Turn left here for Lupton

 

Nosey aren't they

 

Coming up to lambing time

 

This is not a canal, it's a challenging farm track

 

A church near to St Gregory's Hill

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