A circular walk from Chipping
to Wolf Fell
distance 5 mile : time 3 hr or distance 8.55 mile
: time 4 - 5 hour
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walk from Chipping to Wolf Fell
From the main
street in Chipping, walk up by the side of the church and bear right through the former works of H.J. Berry (Chairmakers). At the Y-fork in the road bear right to the pond. The FP starts at a stile to the right of the pond. The path goes steadily uphill
in a straight line following the wire fence on the right, over
a stile, and then descends towards the brook. Aim for a large ash tree. Walk by the tree towards the second wire fence. Look for the stile about 50 yds above the brook. The path descends to the brook which is crossed
by a wooden footbridge. The path ascends to Windy Hill.
the back of the house turn sharp left by the side of the barn conversion and walk straight up
an old grassy track. After a stile the path follows a wire fence
on the right and then after a stile a stone wall. This next stage is a little tricky! |There used to be a FP sign pointing
to the left over marshy ground to a stile leading to the road to Burnslack, however, this sign has disappeared and with it the path). What to do? About 400 yds before the ground starts to rise, aim for the left hand side of the copse seen looking towards Bunslack. The stile is found just to the left of the copse. (45 min)
footpath is found in front of the house which continues around the side of the house and through the gate. Follow the stone wall on the left to the stile. The well defined path leads to Saddle
End. (15 min)
End turn sharp right before the farm yard and prepare for a long
steady climb. After the gate carry straight on; an old track up
Saddle Fell leads eventually to the wooden gate. (40 min)
the wire fence the gate leads into the Wolf Fell Access
area. A well defined path goes gently uphill and ends at a second wooden gate; the highest point on this fell.(20 min.
gate leads into the Fair Snape Fell Access area. From the
stile walk due west along an ill defined path towards Paddy's Pole
seen in the distance. On approaching Paddy's Pole and the adjacent
shelter, Blackpool Tower can be seen on a clear day between the
two. The path from here to Parlick follows the escarpment. From
Parlick a steep path goes down to Fell Foot. Continue along the
road to the T-junction. (75 min)
path on the left and walk diagonally across the field to the stile.
Continue in the same direction over the meadow to the next stile
and then on to Fish House. At the road turn left and go through
the farmyard. The farm track leads onto pasture and the path continues
straight ahead. Crossing the stream leads to a gap in the facing
stone wall. The path continues over two stiles to the road leading
to Springs House. At the road turn left and continue back along
the main road to Chipping. (30 min)
through the farm yard and then 20 yd after the farm find the stile
on the right and path to Wolfen Hall. The path is straightforward
going over a series of stiles and by white-capped waymarkers. Just
before the Hall the path descends and ascends the steep gully of
Chipping Brook crossed by a wooden footbridge. A diversionary path leads in front of Wolfen Hall.
About 100 yd after the Hall the path bears right over the road.
Again waymarkers lead the way over pasture to the ruin of Wildcock
House. (20 min).
now turns sharp left to Fish House. After crossing sheep pasture
and two stiles the path emerges at the road before Fish House.
At the road turn left and go through the farmyard. The farm track
leads onto pasture and the path continues straight ahead. Crossing
the stream leads to a squeezer stile in the facing stone wall. The path continues
over two stiles to the road leading to Springs House. At the road
turn left and continue back along the main road to Chipping. (30
Open: Tues-Sat 12.00-14.30;
Mon-Sat 16.00-23.00; Sun 12.00-22.30
Food: Tues - Sun 12.00-14.00;
Mon - Sun 16.30-20.30; Sat 17.30-20.30
The village of Chipping is a popular tourist center and possesses
two pubs in close proximity to one another: the Sun Inn
and the Tillotsons Arms. The walk leaves the village passing through the yard
of HJ Berry & Sons - chair makers and continues to Burnslack across meadow
From Saddle End two alternative paths are offered, one path
returns to Chipping on the level, the other ascends to the access land of
Wolf Fell, Saddle Fell, Fair Snape Fell, and Parlick. The views from the high
fell is well worth the effort of the initial ascent; that from Fair Snape
Fell looks west to the Fylde coastline where Blackpool Tower may be seen on
a clear day.
The panoramic view from the summit of Parlick is especially
enjoyable: Longridge Fell and Pendle are seen to the south-east.
Open: Mon-Thurs 12.00-14.30,17.30-23.00;
Bar meals: Mon-Fri. 12.00-14.00;