walk from Whitewell
walk starts 20 yds on the right after the Whitewell Social Hall.
A steady climb uphill leads to a gate. Bear left and head for Raven
Scar Plantation. Over the main road follow the footpath sign; stay
to the right of the Plantation and to the left of the next clump
of trees. A steady climb leads to a ladder-style into the conifer
plantation. On exit bear slightly left and head straight ahead
to Crimpton. A concessionary FP avoids the farmyard and leads to
the main road.
At the road
turn right and take the FP immediately left; walk uphill go over
the style and head for the chimneys of Spire. The path follows
the edge of the wood. After passing Spire bear slightly left and
head for the break in the band of trees ahead. The path is almost
a straight line downhill over sheep pasture to the farm track leading
to Browsholme Farm.
the main road; the FP starts again on the right on the left hand
bend in the road. The farm track to Micklehurst is met with after
a short trek over the meadow. After passing Kinder Barn the path
turns right at a wire fence. Passing over a series of styles, the
path descends into woodland and ascends steeply by the side of
Lees House Farm. Follow the track to the main road, turn left and
then right to the T-junction. (2.25 hr). A choice of return walks
to Whitewell is now available.
path starts at a stile about 20 yds before the T-junction. Go downhill,
ford the stream, and follow the stream to Higher Lees Farm. At
the farm turn right and then left along the track. The path continues
across a pasture to a stile; bear slightly left and head uphill
aiming for the stile at the edge of the wood ahead. The path follows
the edge of the wood and then bears left towards Radholme Laund.
Go through the farm and follow the stone wall to Higher Top Barn.
The path continues first through a metal gate and then a stile.
Follow the stone wall on the left; the next stile leads to Whitewell.
At the T-junction
find the gate on the left follow the path down to the stream and
then turn sharp left. The path becomes ill defined on approaching
the house. Keep to the left of the house and continue along the
track to Lower Lees. At the junction of the farm track turns right
to the farm and find the path 20 yds on the left. Follow the edge
of the field to a stile; keep to the high ground and follow the
path to the next stile which is adjacent to the road. Before the
stile turn sharp right, go downhill over a plank footbridge and
on to the Hodder. Follow the wire fence on the left over a series
of stiles and then a ford. The path now goes uphill and follows
the edge of Ing Wood and continues in a straight line to the road.
Turn left at the road; the path continues a few yards further on
at a metal gate on the right. From here the path through sheep
pasture back to Whitewell is well defined. (90 min)
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