With a pair of curlews circling overhead and glorious spring sunshine we set off across the moor to Wolfhole Crag. Until recently the Forest of Bowland was out of bounds to walkers, but the strong wind was as effective a deterrent as the old gamekeepers, for the fells were deserted. The descent proved contrastingly easy to a delightful waterfall and a good track above a dramatic ravine, where herring gulls and lesser black-backed gulls breed every Summer in their thousands.
LOCATION: Forest of Bowland
START: Tower Lodge, two miles west of Trough of Bowland. Park on verge.
Grid ref: SD604538 Postcode: LA2 9BN
DISTANCE: 9 miles
GRADE: Strenuous, some rough moorland walking
TIME: 5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Forest of Bowland Landranger 102
NOTE: Sorry, no dogs allowed
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Rowantree Rocks, Millers House, Brennand Great Hill, Tarnbrook Wyre , Trough of Bowland, Wyre Valley Way
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News