Bowland - Wolfhole Crag from Tower Lodge

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A varied route in Bowland, climbing over wild moorland northward to the far point at Wolfhole Crag at 527 metres. This is a route where you can experience the 'feel' of wild moorland and yet for 95% of the way you have either a wall or good tracks to follow.

Much of this walk is on Open Access land and as of June 2005 there are no restrictions running at the moment, but please do check to be sure on the dates of your intended walk.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Wildlife
16/10/2020 - mark archer

Six years on and time to do it again. Still just as boggy, unpleasantly so but the views from the top are just as I remembered. the farm at the bottom of the descent is not that well arrowed now. Basically go over the bridge, turn left and path bears round to the right through courtyard. Next time I come up to Wolfhole Crag I think I'll combine it with a trip up Ward's Stone. The boggy route suggested on this walk is rather too much for a lone walker.

26/01/2017 - Jeffrey Gibney

May I add that when travelling from Clitheroe the turning of the B6478 at Dunsop Bridge on to the Trough of Boland road, the distance is 5.5 miles exactly to Tower lodge

12/09/2013 - mark archer

Could I find Tower Lodge? No! I passed it a couple of times however there was nothing to signify that I had arrived in the right place. A couple of runs back and forth meant this had to be the start. Perhaps a photo of Tower Lodge might help? It had been misty, so fortunately my delayed start meant the cloud had a chance to lift. It was really miserable going up to WP5 and I stumbled into several small but deep peaty holes full of water. Things didn't really improve going north to WP6. The instructions indicate that 'the going here is quite difficult', which basically means it was tussocky, peaty and very boggy. Every step needed care and it was easy to walk up a cul-de-sac where the only way out meant getting wet feet. What a difference when the high ground up to Wolfhole Crag was reached! Firmer underfoot and stunning views all around. I hadn't seen a soul so I could survey the scenery with quiet, fulfilled contemplation. The route off via the land rover track was firmer underfoot, fast and direct. Time lost on the ascent was rapidly gained going down. A walk of two halves really. Ocean-going on the way up and steam-rollering on the way down. I'm glad I've done it though!

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