Thursday, 8th January 2015

Walk: Blindhurst, Bleasdale Tower, Stang Yule, Hazelhurst Fell, Fiendsdale Head, Fair Snape Fell, Parlick
Start Point: Fell Foot, Chipping Grid Reference: SD 601 442
Distance: 12 miles Ascent: 2,100 feet
Time: 5.75 hours
Weather: Sunny spells with increasingly strong wind
Comments: I knew this would be a boggy walk - and it certainly was. However, the weather was very kind with lots of sun and the wind only becoming really strong towards the end of the walk. An enjoyable day though hard work underfoot.

A sunny start looking towards Saddle Fell

Parlick from the path to Bleasdale School

Still sunny as I look across to Fair Snape Fell

A bird sanctuary????

No, an enterprising land owner building holiday chalets!

A 'proper' bird - I think it is a Great Tit

The Packhorse Bridge is marked as an historical site on the map . . .

but a newer bridge takes the road across the River Brock

I thought there had been more traffic on the road than usual - as I reach Stag Yule I can see why!

A sheltered spot for lunch with views of Fair Snape Fell and Parlick

Looking towards the coast . . .

the weather is changeable!

Hazelhurst Fell

Fairsnape Fell and Parlick enjoy a sunny spell

Fiendsdale Head . . .

where one path leads NNE to Langden Intake . . .

another travels SW towards Hazelhurst . . .

and the third flagged path heads to Parlick . . .

but the one I arrived on from the West was a boggy affair

Heading towards Parlick the flags soon end and it's all peat bog from here!!!!!

Four paths meet near the highest point

Fair Snape Fell shelter and cairn with Parlick in the distance . . .

and the nearby trig point

Parlick, looking back to Fair Snape Fell

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