|Walk:||Chipping, Park Gate, Dinkling Green Farm, Long Knotts, New Laund, New Laund Hill, Fair Oak, Knot Hill|
|Start Point:||Car park near church, Chipping||Grid Ref:||SD 621 432|
|Distance:||10 miles||Ascent:||2,070 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny spells with a cold breeze|
On my own
|Comments:||Despite a poor forecast I decided to try out this walk which didn't sound as if it would be too boggy after the overnight rain. I was rewarded with a dry day, lots of good footpaths and only a few muddy sections. The lambs were out in full force and their mothers were keeping a watchful eye as I walked past them. Following the path between two of the summits on Long Knots I decided to divert and take in the two summits north of my position. I was then able to miss out some of the road walking as I made my way across to New Laund. As I walked beside New Laund Hill the allure of the summit was too great and again I diverted to take in the summit, which gave good views to the River Hodder valley. It was then a matter of navigating field and streams to make my way back to Chipping and the car park.|
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The War Memorial where the route turns left . . .
into a 'Quiet Lane' - no talking now!
The first of many lambs waiting for a photo today
Just ready for a renovation project - great location too
This lamb looks nearly new-born
Lickhurst Farm, already been renovated by the looks of it
The highest point on Long Knots, looking north-west . . .
and again looking towards Burnslack Fell and Fair Oak Fell . . .
and once more with the summit of Totridge on the left
Couldn't resist the wild primroses
New Laund Hill . . .
and zooming in on Burholme Bridge
A substantial barn built in 1724
Time for the 'Race of the Lambs'
Lime kiln . . .
with its ovens . . .
and an information board
Are you sitting comfortably?
Found the stile, but where's the fence?
Twins . . .
The church . . .
and a very picturesque cottages opposite the car park