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Forest of Bowland

Location: England (Lancashire (+ one Yorkshire day)) Distance: 70 miles (113km)

01 Dec Train from London to Lancaster. B&B at West View Farm, Scotforth, Lancaster.

02 Dec Lancaster - Quernmore - Clougha Pike - Grit Fell - Wards Stone - Thorn Crag - Tarnbrook - Abbeystead - Dolphinholme. 11¾ miles B&B at Greenbank Farm, Dolphinholme (£11.00) Dinner at Greenbank Farm, drinks at The Fleece, Dolphinholme. 03 Dec Dolphinholme - Catshaw - Grizedale Head - White Moss - Fair Snape Fell - Parlick - Chipping 13½ miles B&B at Dairy Farm, Chipping (£12.00). Dinner at the Sun Inn, Chipping. 04 Dec Chipping - Saddle Fell - Hareden - Rams Clough - Brennand Farm - Whitendale - Slaidburn. 11¾ miles B&B at Pages Farm, Slaidburn (£14.00). Dinner at the Hark to Bounty Inn, Slaidburn. 05 Dec Slaidburn - Croasdale Fell - High Salter - Stauvin - Low Bentham. 13¼ miles B&B at The Coach House, Low Bentham (£ ?). Free evening buffet as it was their first night open since redecoration with new management. Later drinks at the Black Bull. 06 Dec Low Bentham - Nutstyle - Newby- Clapham - Austwick - Giggleswick. 15¾ miles B&B at The Black Horse Hotel, Giggleswick (£15.00). Dinner at the Black Horse Hotel. 07 Dec Trains & Taxi to Great Broughton (North Yorkshire). B&B at Hilton House, Great Broughton.

(On 7 Dec Ian Warren and Phil Sharpe drove up from Essex to join the pair for a weekend walk in the North Yorkshire Moors).

08 Dec Circular walk (in driving snow) from Great Broughton-Clay Bank Top-round east and north sides of Great Broughton before returning to the village.

09 Dec Ian Warren drove everyone back home, stopping for drinks in Stamford.