Ian and I turned up to marshall on the Bleasdale Circle Fell Race, pretty much expecting to be allocated the first gate duty, as per last year – not out too long and not too high up! Instead we ended up on the summit of Parlick for a couple of hours. Fortunately we were well prepared for the conditions.
Approaching Blindhurst Farm with Parlick on the left
Blindhurst Farm with its date stone of 1731
Fair Snape Fell with a dusting of snow from the lower path onto Parlick
Lone tree on Parlick
Andy (R), Ian (centre) and other marshall on gate duty
Looking east into the snow heading our way with Fell Foot below
Above and below - Longridge Fell (SE) from Parlick summit
Fair Snape Fell from Parlick
Weather closing in at the summit cairn
and east to Burnslack Fell and Totridge
The path to Fair Snape along which the runners will arrive
Andy saves the day!
Quick here comes the snow!
Waiting for the runners
No opportunity to get any pics of the runners as I was in the shelter recording their numbers!
Blindhurst Farm resident
Great to catch up with good friends over pie and peas back at the hall – dash home for shower etc and then back to the ceilidh in the evening. Good time was had by all thanks to the Race Organiser and the Bowland team.