Sunday, 17th February 2019

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
Time: 4.5 hours
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.

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

Simpshey Hill

On the road at Pinewood

We can see our road to Grindleton Fell . . .

where we have lunch

Shivering Ginnel

Up to Beacon Hill

Down to Scriddles Farm

Heading to Till House

House by the river (Boundry Mill owners)

Back into Sawley

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