Wednesday, 11th June 2014

Walk: Far Brown Hill, Simpshey Hill, White Hall, Lowcocks, Moor Lane (track), Sour Dock Hill, Tagglesmire
Start Point: Car park near cattle grid, Tittington Brow, waddington Grid Reference: SD 718 480
Distance: 7.5 miles Ascent: 930 feet
Time: 5 hours
Weather: Some sun, with a cool breeze and wet under foot due to recent thunder storms.
Comments: This walk over Bradford Fell is close to the Ribble Valley and offers fine views of fells and the Ribble Valley. Pendle Hill was in view at times but no witches could be seen. The paths are mainly well defined but there is a crossing point over Drakehouse Brook that is not provided with a bridge. On the outward journey there is a steady descent for about two miles whereas on the return there is a climb for about two miles. The weather was kind and twenty two enjoyed the ramble.

The start of the eight mile walk over Bradford Fell

A young skylark

Heading towards Grindleton Fell

The first part of the walk is mainly downhill

An impressive gateway - but to where?

Today's leader - front left

Some of the terrain

It might be June but there is a cool breeze

Crossing West Clough Brook near Shimpshey

A rowan tree growing out of an old stump

Paddling across . . .

Drakehouse Brook - footbridge not provided

Alas the return journey is uphill

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