|Distance||4 miles (approx)|
|Low Point||100m (approx)|
|High Point||225m (approx)|
|Height gain||125m (approx)|
|Terrain||Road, farm tracks, access land|
|Dogs||Ok (on leads in places)|
|Enjoyment rating (5 = best)||★★★★★|
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*Calculated by Ordnance Survey GPS
Accurate GPS map
Today I met with a friend for a smashing Spring walk around Chipping. Parking can be tricky but we were lucky because we both managed to park on the roadside – but if you can’t find a spot there is a good car park on Garstang Road, behind Cobbled Corner Cafe.
The numbered points below should correspond with the waypoints on the printable map which can be downloaded here.
- Head north up Longridge Road (which merges to Windy Street) and turn right at the Sun Inn. Go right (east) up Talbot Street and take the next left at the memorial.
- Look out for a fingerpost sign and kissing gate on the left and follow this path, avoiding the road. After about 250m the path meets the road again, take a left turn over the cattle grid. Note that dogs must be on a lead here.
- After about 750m the track passes Laund Farm (marked as Chipping Lawn on the Ordnance Survey map) and the path urges you to take a right across the field. However, we chose to carry on along the farmer’s track. And not long afterwards there is another fingerpost sign. Bear right here, following the Public Bridleway towards Park Gate farm.
- As the route nears Park Gate there is a wooden gate on the left, and here the route crosses Leagram Brook. Then ascend for a little while before reaching access land – with lovely views of Burnslack Fell. Here we followed Leagram Brook rather than following the marked route on the Ordnance Survery map. I’d like to say I did this on purpose, but it was an accident.
- At a guess, what are now stepping stone used to be a bridge. After crossing them go through the gate and follow the track for about 500m.
- Around here the track leads to Burnslack Farm but we turn left and there is also a stile on the left, taking you onto farm land. There is a reminder here that there are nesting birds and dogs must be kept on a lead. We went of course a little here but after not long we found our way back onto the correct route – and hopped over a stile
- Turn right at the dry stone wall and follow this for about 500m until reaching a new build house.
- Here, take a right and then an immediate left through the wooden gate. Go through the farm down to footbridge over Dobson’s Brook. Follow the path passed the old quarries on the left and down to the reservoir.
- Take a left here and follow the road back to Chipping.
On this route
Town End, Chipping, Sun Inn, Talbot Street, Chipping Lawn, Laund Farm, Park Gate Farm, Leagram Brook, Ginney Hey, High Barn, Dobson’s Brook.