Chipping and Dinkling Green

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This walk is close to the edge of the Forest of Bowland, with good views of Parlick, Saddle, Burnslack and Fair Oak Fells. The second half is in the Hodder Valley and is quiet and seemingly remote. The walk is in some of the remotest and quietest countryside imaginable. Dinkling Green is a little hamlet now owned by Myerscough Agricultural College. It has 17th Century cottages with Tudor architecture and an old schoolhouse. All this within easy reach of the M6!

England - North England - Lancashire - Forest of Bowland


Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Toilets
04/03/2018 - Jim Grindle

I have amended the walk directions in the light of John Murray's detailed corrections for which I am very grateful, as I am not likely to be able to check the walk for a while. Jim Grindle

28/02/2018 - John Murray

Did most of this walk on 23rd February 2018. Stunning views of this lovely part of the Trough of Bowland, but as others have said the guidance is not clear enough in places. So for the parts we covered some additions: 1. The car park is not free now, but a modest £2.10 a day. 2.Ref 3: Should read 'At the left hand corner of the field follow a farm track to a farm gate with the over grown style just beyond it in the corner'. 3. Ref 5 should read 'Do not enter the farm yard, turn left along the back of the wooden farm buildings. There is a yellow marker on the fence at the far end which indicates your next direction.' 4. Ref 9 should read 'Go slightly right towards a line of telegraph poles where a broken plank bridge crosses a stream and a style in the fence. Then go ahead to a gate by the ruins of Park Style farm.' 5. Ref 6, NB: There is no longer a yellow marker visible as you approach the farm barn.

16/02/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

With regards to Chris Sheldon's incident. The route at the point in question is correct, including the yellow arrows on the barn, and there has never been any difficulty with this farmer before. We would be grateful to know if anyone else has had the same problem and we strongly urge anyone who has or does to report the incident to the local authority. The contact details are available from the county council's website.

03/02/2008 - Chris Sheldon

I purchased this walk and followed the route. At position 6 it clearly shows the route passing a barn and it says there are yellow arrows on the barn. When we tried to go via this way we was prevented by the farmer, I pointed out the yellow signs and he said they where not valid, i tried to point out the route on the OS map but he wasn't interested. He prevented our path and made us go round. This needs to be sorted out with a clear sign and enforcement of the path.

15/08/2006 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Tried this walk again and no problems this time. The secret was going far enough right through all the building work to find the correct stile; we found one on the left so ended up completely wrong!! Thanks to Jim Grindle for the new instructions. I think it is also the first time we have managed a "Jim Walk" in less than his suggested time - one hour less which gave us time to try the cobbled corner cafe. Excellent food but after 4.00 p.m. it's "pot luck" as to what they have left.

06/03/2006 - ANN POMFRET


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