Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Walk: Ginney Hey, Lickhurst Farm, Park Style, Chipping Lawn and Chipping Village
Start Point: Chipping Car Park Grid Reference: SD 622 433
Distance: 5.3 miles Ascent: 700 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Slightly overcast with the odd burst of sunshine, approx 10 degrees

Leaving Chipping Village via the former Berry’s Chair Works the leader took the party of seventeen to Windy Hill Farm, passing Austin House on the way.  At Windy Hill Farm the group allowed a larger group of Ramblers from Rossendale to overtake them.  They were off to conquer Parlick Pike and Fairsnape.  It was also an opportune time to cast a layer of clothing because of the warmness of the day.  The Fylde Group then took a lane leading to Burnslack before taking an old pack horse route over Stanley to reach Lickhurst Farm.  From Lickhurst Farm the route was over tracks and fields to Park Style, Park Gate and Chipping Lawn. The last leg of the walk was passed Leagram Hall and back into Chipping.  On the walk could be seen Longridge Fell, Pendle Hill, Parlick Pike, Burnslack Fell and in the far distance, Ingleborough.  The enjoyable walk gave an appetite for the Christmas Meal that followed at nearby Ferraris Restaurant.  Good food and service as usual.

The group of seventeen departing Chipping Car Park

Avoiding a patch of boggy ground

On the heels ot the Fylde Group were a group from Rossendale

Re grouping to allow the Rossendale walkers to pass

Follow the track to Burnslack or turn right to Lickhurst Farm via Ginney Hey

Miss Santa using stepping stones near Ginney Hey

By a babbling brook

The group with a hazy Parlick Pike in the background

A slight deviation due to flooding

Heading down to Lickhurst Farm

The track used is a Bridleway

A load of local cheese on its way to the consumer

The leader stands proud

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