Monday, 28th November 2011


Walk: Beacon Hill, Grindleton Fell, The Wife, Old Ned, Fell Side, Skelshaw, Harrop Hall, Harrop Lodge, Little Cross
Start Point: Roadside 2 miles north of Grindleton Grid Ref: SD 756 486
Distance: 10.7 miles Ascent: 1,470
Weather: Overcast with a cold breeze
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: The early part of the walk was quite enjoyable but afterwards there was quite a lot of stony farm track and some difficult places to navigate. The route through Harrop Lodge was impassable so I changed the route and returned to the car via the road. Not a route I would wish to repeat.


Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Beacon Hill with Pendle Hill in the distance . . .


and again looking towards Grindleton Fell


A very new looking Pinewood


Impressive gates at the edge of the plantation


The wife . . .


and Old Ned, disappointing piles of stones that may possibly mark ancient burial grounds


A sunken gate - not easy to navigate


Harrop Lodge


An impressive outdoor entertaining area at Little Cross

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