Fell Foot - Parlick - Blindhurst Fell - Fell Foot

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Fell Foot - Parlick - Blindhurst Fell - Fairsnape Fell - Fell Foot

I've been doing this walk and variations of it for over thirty years and believe it features some of the best that Lancashire has to offer in a relatively short walk. A fairly strenuous start leads to stunning views across the countryside to neighbouring hills including Beacon Fell (recorded as one of the chain of beacons used to warn of the Armada invasion) and beyond to the coast. This is followed by a ridge walk and then a descent. The route passes through some delightful open farmland offering views over to Pendle Hill before arriving back at the destination.

The Forest of Bowland itself, perhaps due to the close proximity of the much larger areas of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, remains under-recognised; but this results in peaceful walks even at popular times such as Bank Holidays.

Please note that due to restricted open access land, dogs are not allowed on parts of this walk.

England - North England - Lancashire - Forest of Bowland


Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, River, Wildlife, Woodland
06/06/2020 - peter costello

A beautiful and quite walk thoroughly enjoyed it it is 6.1 miles though not 5. Thanks

28/08/2019 - Karen Brierley

We enjoyed the walk up to section 11. After that, we got lost. The sign post was missing so we didn’t know which direction to go once we got to the field edge. When we finally found our way, using the map, another signpost had been removed making the directions useless. We finally managed to navigate our way back to car but by this time we were hot, tired and out of water. We won’t be doing this walk again.

25/08/2013 - mark archer

Great walk Joe! The pull up Parlick Fell at the start was a bit of a shock, however the ridge to Fairsnape Fell was terrific. Weather got hotter as the day went on and the descent via Fell Foot was unbelievably warm. Whilst the instructions were very precise, I did feel that from WP15 they became less so, and this is actually the part of the walk when you are tired when you need something a little more detailed. For instance the stone steps at WP15 could have had a reference on the horizon to head for. Similarly on WP16 the ladder stile was a fair distance from the first stile and a distance reference might have helped this tired walker here too! (remember it was very hot!) I actually used the left slope of Pendle Hill as a reference point from WP16. This is actually mentioned at WP17 on a new page, when perhaps it could have been used as a reference point earlier. A super day. This walk has tempted me to venture further into Bowland.

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