Parlick Fell, a short walk to the top

Route info
Distance 1.5 miles
Time 1hrs
Low Point 200m (approx)
High Point 432m
Height gain 232m (approx)
Terrain Access land, farms and road
Bogs Muddy in places
Dogs No dogs on part of this route
Cow count None
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★

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Health stats Approx
Steps taken 3000
*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs 200 cals
*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 394 cals

*Calories burned uses this calculator and is worked out as though we are walking ‘level’.  If inclines were added it should be higher.



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Route description

This is a short walk but has a steep hike for a short while.  Tis good for the lungs!  Start below Parlick Fell off Startifants Lane, there’s usually a parking space but it can get busy.

As you go past the house sitting at the foot of Parlick go up the steps to the left.  There is a path that leads you to the west side of the hill.  Having not put on my  boots for a while I was a bit rusty and I was knackered by the time I got to the top.  But when the views open up to show the bigger fells it looks pretty spot-on.  I marched up to the cairn and had a chat with a geezer who was about to jump off the hill.  I then made my way back down the hill, crossing the gulley and descending to the cottage where I started.  I practically ran down and next time I think I might roll – there are literally fifty ways down the hill.

On this route

Fell Foot, Parlick Fell, Forest of Bowland.