Sunday, 8th November 2015

Walk: Farleton Fell
Start Point: By the roadside in a Layby on the A65. Near Nook Grid Reference:  
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,100 feet
Time: 5.5 hours
Weather: A very wet morning, rain most of the way, clearing by the end of the walk.

12  walkers set out from the lay-by on the A65, a very wet start. From the lay-by we walked towards a point on the A65 where we dropped down onto the Lancaster Canal tow path and walked 4 bridges, before we climbed steps up onto the road to take us to Farleton village. Just before the village we commenced our ascent onto Farleton Fell. A good steady upward climb where we paused for coffee on route to the top. Once onto the tops the rain did stop, and a strong wind continued, just enough to get us dried out. Once over the fell we descended down to Aikbank and a lunch stop. The weather stayed dry for our return via Lupton and across farmland, where we eventually met bridge 161 on the canal again. Along the tow path we retraced our route out to arrive back at the lay-by car park, a little damp but a great day's walk.   

We set off

2 minutes silence at 11am

2 minutes silence at 11am

Heading to the Fellside

Coffee break standing

Coffee break sheltering

Climbing the Fell

On top of the Fell

Lunch stop

Looking back to the Fell

Close call

Lupton Mill

Queue for the stile

A Grand house

Remains of a day’s shoot

2 White Parks

We get a close up

We learn their history

I could Park here

Leader watches with safety advice

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