A Walk to Fairsnape - Dec. 1st 2012


With heavy rain the day before, followed by a cold frosty night, the country lanes leading to the start were quite icy. This obviously put off several of our 'regulars' as numbers on the walk were less than expected.

 Once the problem of the slippery car park was solved by John C. who miraculously produced a large bucket full of sand and grit, we set off on a perfect clear frosty morning. 


 Our walk skirted below Beacon Fell before heading towards Parlick, then along the very fine ridge to Fairsnape Fell. Fortunately the normally very boggy next section, between Fairsnape and Fiendsdale Head, was frozen just enough to make walking much easier than it might have been. Our walk then followed the ridge round to the trig. point on Hazelhurst Fell, before descending to Stang Yule and through at times muddy fields back to our cars.

 With views, for most of the day, extending from the snow capped Lake District hills to the North, down to the faint outline of the Welsh hills to the South, this was a very good days walking. Approx. 18 miles in all.

 Thanks Jaqui.