Dunsop Bridge - Whitendale - Dunsop Fell

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The walk makes its way upstream through the picturesque valley of the River Dunsop from the most central village in the British Isles.  

The wider valley is left for a traverse ending at the green pastures round Whitendale farm, like an island among the surrounding bracken and heather. A steady climb from the head of the valley up to Dunsop Fell summit gives views across the Ribble Valley and the Upper Hodder ending art Stocks reservoir; in the background are Fountains Fell and Pen-y-ghent.

A gradual descent is followed by easy tracks back to Dunsop Bridge.

England - North England - Lancashire - Forest of Bowland

Features

Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Play Area, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall
30/08/2009 - Gary Crossley

29/08/09 - Could see that this would be a great walk in the right conditions. However, following the recent rain, parts of this walk are very boggy, almost not passable in places. Also path between waypoints 4 and 7 is closed (April 09 till end Sept 09 - Eagle Owls nesting!) Use the road and you can get round it, although adds a bit of climb. Care needed with navigation on top of fell.. be careful to go to the right of the ravine! Good walk, but at the top end of moderate in these conditions. Gary

01/04/2006 - Ian Fairnie

01/04/06 - Ian Fairnie. This is a superb walk. The scenery is literally stunning. Everywhere was very wet after the heavy rain of the last few days. This necessitated some minor divrsions to avoid the worst. The directions are very clear and the paths clear and easy to follow. Saw Dippers, hares, black grouse and a weasel or stoat (weasily mixed up). I recommend this walk, it's a cracker - a bit further than I usually do but very well worth it.

16/10/2004 - Simon Kiernan

As a point of interest, there is a WW2 US 8th AAF bomber crash site on top of Burn Fell. Not much of the wreckage left now but worth seeking out all the same. Follow the dry stone wall from waymarker 8. You know you are close when you approach the wire fencing that replaced the dry stone wall. Crash site near the start of the rebuilt dry stone wall. Coordinates are SD 6701 5319. Find a bit of background on the air disaster here:- http://web.ukonline.co.uk/lait/site/B-24%2042-100322.htm

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