|Walk:||Sawley, Grindleton, Cob House Manor, Grindleton Fell, Beacon Hill|
|Start Point:||Roadside Parking at Sawley Abbey||Grid Reference:||SD 776 464|
|Distance:||8.3 miles||Ascent:||1,237 feet|
|Weather:||A cold windy day but stayed dry|
12 walkers set out from the roadside parking at Sawley Abbey towards Grindleton. The footpath took us past Bank Top Farm, Foxley Bank and up to White Hall. It was a steady climb all the way out and this would be the case until we reached the area of Gridlington Fell. Passing on up to Cob House Manor we stopped for a coffee at the Manor. It was then onwards passing the area at the foot of Simpshey Hill and out onto the roadway beside Pinewood. A length of roadwalking took us up to the foot of Gridlington Fell and a stop for our lunch at the forest edge our highest point on the walk. After lunch we turned into the forest and followed the footpath through and over the fell to pick up a stretch known as Shivering Ginnel. Out of the forest we made a heading towards Beacon Hill and the ascent to the trig point 994ft. Down from the trig we headed towards Scriddles Farm to pick up a footpath to take us down to Till House and Moses Clough. Following a now clear footpath we descended down through Acreland and our crossing at Sawley Bridge. A short road walk took us back into the village and our cars at Sawley Abbey.
Leader sets the route
Out of the village
Over the Ribble
Turning up to Cob Manor
Past Cob Manor . . .
for a coffee stop
On the road at Pinewood
We can see our road to Grindleton Fell . . .
where we have lunch
Up to Beacon Hill
Down to Scriddles Farm
Heading to Till House
House by the river (Boundry Mill owners)
Back into Sawley