Over Parlick, Fair Snape Fell & Saddle Fell from Fell Foot, near Chipping

Parlick (right) & Fair Snape Fell (left)
near sunset on summit of Fair Snape Fell

Walk Overview:

A circular route exploring the the Bleasdale Fells in the south west corner of the Forest of Bowland.

Fair Snape Fell is the highest land and covers an area of approximately 650 acres and rises to a height of 520m ASL. Its southern ridge leads to Parlick Pike before it falls to the Lancashire plain. To the east is Wolf Fell and Saddle Fell, the land to the north is Fiensdale Head and beyond. The steep westerly flank of Fair Snape falls away to the cultivated lands of the Fylde Coast.

The summit area is a massive expanse of peat covered moorland and blanket bog, peat erosion is significant. Above the 250m contour is the more inhospitable moorland and fell where the reedy acidic grasses survive on the covering of peat. The underlying rock is almost entirely millstone grit covered by a layer of peat and heather, the heather is a beautiful blaze of colour in late summer months.

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Walk Details:
Start: Near Chipping (SD60162 44219)
Distance 10km (6.6 miles)
Ascent: 341m
Grade: Moderate) Difficult in poor weather
NB: grading is based upon normal conditions & can be subjective
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