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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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). 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. (20 min)
At 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)
A diversionary 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)
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 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).
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 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 min)
Tillotsons Arms
Tillotsons Arms
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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 land.
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.
Sun Inn
Open: Mon-Thurs 12.00-14.30,17.30-23.00;
Fri-Sat 12.00-23.00; Sun 12.00-22.30
Bar meals: Mon-Fri. 12.00-14.00;
Sat-Sun 12.00-16.00
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