Chipping - Wolf Fell
distance 5 mile : time 3 hr or distance 8 mile : time 4 - 5 hour

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A circular 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). 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. At the second wire fence look for the stile about 50 yds above the brook. The brook is crossed by a wooden footbridge and the path ascends towards Windy Hill. (20 min)
At the back of the house turn sharp left by the side of the barn and walk straight up an old grassy track. After a stile the path follows a wire fence on the right and then a stone wall. Eventually a FP sign points to the left over marshy ground to a stile leading to the road to Burnslack. (keep to the high ground if necessary)
A diversionary footpath is found in front of the house which continues around the house and through the gate. The well defined path leads to Saddle End. (time= 15 min)
At Saddle 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)
At 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.
This 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)
Take the 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)
Continue downhill 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. A diversionary path leads in front of Wolfen Hall. About 100 yd after the Hall the path bears right over the road. Again waymarkers led the way over pasture to the ruin of Wildcock House. (20 min)
The path 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 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)

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