Tuesday, 7th March 2023

Walk: Parlick Pike, Fair Snape Fell, Paddy's Pole, Higher Fair Snape, Holme House footpath, Admarsh Barn Farm, Bleasedale Circle, Bleasedale School, Blindhurst
Start Point: Fell Foot, Chipping Grid Reference: SD 601 442
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,512 feet
Time: 3.5 hours
Weather: Sunny for most of the walk but a very cold wind
Comments: After descending from Parlick Pike I decided to stay on the right hand side of the wall to head for the cairn at the highest point on the fell. Initially this was a lovely path but eventually became indistinct and rough to walk over. I eventually abandoned this route and headed across to Fair Snape Fell. A very pleasant zig zag path took me down to Higher Fair Snape but the route from here towards Holme House was VERY muddy. Heading towards Bleasedale Circle I couldn't understand why I couldn't see the trees enclosing the circle until I found that all but two trees had been chopped down, due to storm damage.

Longridge Fell and Pendle Hill can be seen from the climb to . . .

Parlick Pike, with Fair Snape Fell in the distance

The only patch of water I've seen on these fells

Fair Snape Fell trig point with views across to the southern Lake District Fells

Trying out a new selfie stick with the shelter and Paddy's Pole in the background

Paddy's Pole looking back to Parlick Pike

Sadly only two trees remain at Bleasedale Circle . . .

and a few stones seem to mark the centre

while concrete posts replaced the wooden posts some time ago

A ditch surrounds the central section . . .

and a secondary entrance leads back across the concessionary footpath

Bleasedale Circle in June, 2010

A stone staircase gives access across the wall

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