Fair Snape Fell walk

Fair Snape FellOur computers had been down all morning so I asked the boss if I could have the afternoon off.  The weather looked good  so I headed to Startifants Lane, not quite knowing where I was going to walk.  On arrival I decided I was going to walk up to Fair Snape Fell but not Parlick.

Fair Snape is one of Bowland’s bigger fells and there are effectively two summits.  The tradition summit is 510m and sits next to Paddy’s Pole, and this is where I stopped today.  The highest point of Fair Snape Fell is short of 1km to the north east and is 520m above sea level.

I parked up at Fell Foot which sits below Parlick Fell and set off on my usual ascent, which flanks the western side of Parlick.  It is a good path but is not fully marked on the Ordnance Survey map for some reason.  Once Parlick has been detoured the path joins up with the main route up to Fair Snape Fell, passing the rocky outcrop Nick’s Chair and Blindhurst Fell.

After I reached the top of Fair Snape the heavens opened so unfortunately I couldn’t stick around as I only had shorts and t-shirt on (typically unprepared)!  I descended via a good path down to Higher Fair Snape, which is a small hamlet and farm at the western edge of Fair Snape.  Once I reached Higher Fair Snape I headed to Blindhurst Farm, passing over the start of the River Brock (which has another source further north on Hazelhust Fell).  The path is in part a little tricky to follow, passing through various farms, but I managed to stay on course and got safely back to the car.

Distance 5.25 miles
Time 2.5 hrs
Low Point About 180 m
High Point 510 m
Terrain Farms, tracks and moorland
Bogs A few boggy bits
Dogs No dog today but should be ok on a lead
Estimated Calories burned 650 cals

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Maps

On this route
Fell Foot, Parlick, Blindhurst Fell, Nick’s Chair, Paddy’s Pole, Fair Snape Fell, Higher Fair Snape, Blindhurst