Chipping Dog Walk
|Distance||6.5 miles (approx)|
|Low Point||110 m (approx)|
|High Point||230 m (approx)|
|Height gain||120 m (approx)|
|Terrain||Road and good tracks|
|Dogs||Ok (on leads in places)|
|Enjoyment rating (5 = best)||★★★|
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Today I took our puppy to Chipping for her longest walk yet. Indy is already a big dog at 4 months old and she was absolutely worn out for the rest of the day! The only thing I would take into consideration is there are quite a few stiles and footbridges so bear this in mind if your dog is big. Also, I came across some cattle at one point and had to divert into a neighbouring farm.
- I parked up along Longridge Road (if you cannot find a space head for the car park behind The Cobbled Corner Cafe). Head up the narrow street called Windy Street (towards the village centre) and then turn right onto Talbot Street.
- At the war memorial turn left.
- Look for a gate on the left side of the road and walk through it. This short bridleway through the trees makes a great alternative to the road.
- Go through the gate at the left of the cattle grid and follow the farm track for about 300m.
- Look out for a hollow tree stump on the right and from here, head east towards the gate at the end of the field. There’s no distinct track as such, but it easy to find the stile and metal gate.
- Continue along the same track and you come across a variety of stiles and foot bridges.
- After passing the footbridge over Old Mill Stream, climb out of the small valley and walk around the left side of the old quarry Knott Hill. After the quarry, turn left onto the farm track.
- After Lower Greystoneley there is another footbridge coming up, or you can go through Greystoneley Brook if the dog wants to cool off.
Be careful because the road leading the stream was quite slippy.
- After Higher Greystoneley turn left onto the road and head for the old phone box. Go down the track with the phone box on your left.
- Look out for the foot bridge on your right and cross it. Then head up the hill. Be careful here because I walked into a field full of cattle with young calves. They were not too impressed with me do I went through a gate on the left and used the adjacent field.
The farmer was out working and I apologised about going off route but they said I did the right thing.
I seem to remember that I have walked along the road before, so maybe this in another alternative if you’re worried about cattle.
- Head Right at the farm, going through a metal gate. There is then another metal gate with the Bowland Fells in view. Head through here and follow the track for approx 1km until you reach the road.
- I am training the puppy at the minute so it had been quite hard work going over all the stiles and footbridges so I decided to walk on the road back to Chipping. There is a good alternative track over Salter Hill, but be prepared for more stiles.
- Follow Malt Kiln Brow
- If you managed to park where I did turn left at The Cobbled Corner and right at the Sun Inn.
On this route
Longridge Road, Windy Street, Sun Inn, Talbot Street, Leagram Hall Farm, Knott Hill, Knott Barn, Lower Greystoneley, Higher Greystoneley, Lickhurst Farm, Stanley, Ginney Hey, Peacock Hey Farm, Chipping.