|Walk:||Jeffrey Hill, Spire Hill, Weedacre Farm, Walker Fold, Chaigley Hall, Stonyhurst College, Hurst Green, Dean Brook, Greengore, Gannow Fell|
|Start Point:||Lay-be at Jeffrey Hill||Grid Ref:||SD 639 401|
|Distance:||10.8 miles||Ascent:||1,300 feet|
|Weather:||Overcast in the morning, brightening in the afternoon|
On my own
|Comments:||The first part of the walk had some very boggy and muddy sections with one very overgrown path leading to Weedacre Farm. The second part of the walk was much more enjoyable with an interesting path alongside Dean Brook.|
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The highest point on the walk, Spire Hill . . .
but the views could be better
An easy path descends diagonally off the fell . . .
where I spot a breed of sheep I haven't seen before
The whole herd seems to want to follow . . .
but they wouldn't like this overgrown path
This stile wasn't easy to spot from the other side - and has two rows of barbed wire across the top
An impressive residence, not named on the map
Walker Fold - just a few houses a post box and a telephone box
The path has been re-routed around Chaigley Hall, once derelict but now a des res
A bench appears just as I'm thinking about a coffee stop . . .
and it has a good view over to Pendle Hill . . .
thanks to Liverpool Ramblers - and Alan Forbes
Looks like there's been some new building . . .
at Stonyhurst College, a Roman Catholic Co-educational boarding and day school in the Jesuit tradition
More sheep that I don't recognise
A delightful path sits alongside Dean Brook . . .
where water-smoothed rocks abound
Greengore, a 17th century house . . .
which is reputed to occupy the site of a shooting lodge belonging to King John (1357 - 1433)