"Now my just this but later I know he was born."
I bow to academia.
We passed The Inn at Whitewell after having a look at the church and took a slight variation on the last bit via the 1882 water pipeline bridge leading to Dunsop.
As we walked on the farm track leading to the road in Dunsop, BC on my right, let forth a sudden loud exclamation at which I was sorely startled - marching with head down BC had looked up and found himself looking directly, at a range of about a foot, into the face of a large black cat sat uncomfortably on top of a fence post. The cat, as they do (or don't), showed no reaction and watched us pass by. Ten minutes later, as we drove out passing the end of the farm track the cat was sat in the middle of the track, we supposed bidding us farewell.
You may wish to read BC's excellent account:
|The prelude to Longridge Fell ascent|
|About halfway up - a narrow boggy path with foot placement hidden by reeds|
|Longridge Fell trig|
|Chipping nestling below Parlick and Fair Snape Fell|
Just before dropping over the edge to go steeply down the other side of Longridge Fell.
Our route is all there winding its way to arrive below the hills top right
|BC returns from a bit of extreme photography - I settled for the shot below|
Stake farm. Early seventeenth century. Note the red brick extension in the corner.
The stepping stones where we sat on a bench for our refreshments were just behind the camera - see next but one photo
|This can be seen on the above photo just to the left of the brick extension - "translation" in text above|
|Stepping stones - not today|
|Next year's cannon fodder|
|Dunsop nestles below the distant hills - still some way to go|
|The Inn at Whitewell|
|Zoom to farmyard relic. These have been popular for conversion to mobile cafés - this one may be beyond restoration, but you never know|
|1882 pipeline - Dunsop just beyond visible field|
Red buoy is Longridge Fell trig - see continuation north below.
Ignore blue and pink lines