You might wonder why Feizor even exists, it's such a tiny place? It's said that it was once owned by the monks of Fountains Abbey and was a stopping point on the packhorse road from York to Lancaster. The approach lane probably isn't much wider now than it ever was, but it doesn't matter: more visitors arrive on foot or bike than car.
Feizor is a tiny place with a higgledy-piggledy selection of cottages and farmsteads, and yet it's held in many hearts as a very special destination. This is partly due to the very scenic paths criss-crossing Feizor and taking walkers on to slightly larger delights such as Austwick. But I suspect one of the main reasons is Elaine's famous Tea Rooms. This was apparently started as something of a hobby and now has grown to fill every spare space of the farm buildings. There's no need for "muddy boots & dogs welcome" signs here - practically every visitor comes with both. "Tea Rooms" is now something of a misnomer since full meals are served, along with drinks and cakes. Food is nutritious, wholesome, home-cooked and very plentiful. It's clear that Elaine expects her customers to make full use of the gorgeous surrounding countryside, marching on their stomachs after a visit to her cafe.
Once you've established that Feizor's main attraction is food, you might be forgiven for wanting to be on your way to explore Giggleswick Scar or admire the views of Pen-y-ghent but there are three small curiosities for you to notice first.
Apparently Wainwright was worried that the old village pump might be removed from Feizor and put in a museum. Forty years on, and it's still there in a garden across the road from Elaine's so do pay brief homage to it.
Next, look up at the roofs of the cottages and see if you can spot one with flagstones sticking out at the side of a chimney. They're called "Witches Seats" and according to local folklore were set there to encourage any flying witches to rest on the warm ledge rather than tormenting the inhabitants.
The third curiosity is set about a mile outside Feizor, a few metres from the Pennine Bridleway. You'll have to ask a local to direct you as it's not marked on any maps. The "Celtic Wall" isn't very long - about 20 metres but it's said to be over 2000 years old. It's about 1.5 metres thick, the large limestones rounded and weathered by age. No one knows why it was built although there are suggestions it might have been an ancient defence against raiders or even covered some kind of burial mound.