The route starts on the B825 at NS 83970 69319 and it is not signposted. A well maintained 3m wide tarmac vehicular access road runs N for 400m.
At this point the access road veers to the west, and the route continues N on a gravel track. The start of this part of the route is now blocked by a gate (added March 2012) to deter vehicles, with a sturdy stile at the side for walkers.
Portacabins line the track, and 100m farther on the route passes through a wide disused industrial area, and the route heads N along an old track bed, blocked at NS 83783 69764 by a large amount of industrial pipes, of the type used for drainage.
The route continues N, the old track bed giving way to peat after about 100m, and remains so for around 300m, where it again becomes a solid track.
At this point the path becomes difficult to follow, a foot track apparently veering of the the NW. However the track actually continues N. The path here is blocked by a barbed wire fence and the correct line can be regained by crossing the fence at NS 83633 70228, just south of the metal gate. The path is still hard to see, but walking east for 20m reveals a clearing running N through the trees.
This section of the path is faintly marked, but does appear to be in use, and crosses three drainage ditches all within a 100m of each other, and runs for 300m before coming out of the trees to head uphill, crossing a barbed wire fence which has a section removed and heading uphill on the W side of a fence, to finish at an unlocked gate on a minor road at NS 83523 70694, just east of Longrigg Farm
The end of the path is again not signposted.