Walk Report: Fair Snape Fell

Date: 7th Jun 2009
Stats: 11.5 miles, 1900 feet
Weather: Overcast to begin, warming gently, windy on tops
Trig Points: 2: TP3096 – Fair Snape Fell, TP3692 – Hazelhurst Fell
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: Free roadside parking at Fell Foot for about 6 cars, no toilets
Summary: Fell Foot, Saddle End, Saddle Fell, Fair Snape Fell, Fiendsdale Head, Hazelhurst Fell, Holme House, Higher Fair Snape, Fell Foot


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point

I didn’t want to stray too far from home today – mostly because of poor weather forecast for the Dales and Lakes, so I chose Fair Snape Fell in the Bowland Fells, giving me the opportunity to bag a couple of trig points and do some peat bog trotting.

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
Roadside parking not far from Chipping

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
The track that gives me access to the fells

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
On the way up to Saddle Fell, lovely springy path

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
Lots of path work and new access gates on Saddle Fell and plenty of signage showing where the open access land extends to

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
A new fence, replacing a mostly broken one, is also being planted – this has churned the path up somewhat though

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
Good job it hasn’t rained recently, or this would be a nightmare of mud

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
Fair Snape Fell has a trig point with a nice new coat of paint and a double sided shelter too

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
Peat breakers

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
More boards allow you to cross the badly eroded sections at stiles and gates

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
Ancient marker stones help navigation across the moor

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
Green valley on the way to Hazelhurst Fell

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
The only other people I met all day – a lively bunch at Hazelhurst Fell trig point

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
Taking the road back down to the valley

Fair Snape Fell from Chipping
Through fields and pastures, back to the car and an encampment of DoE kids taking a break by the car park

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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