Having my arm in a sling means I can’t drive, so I have had to rely on wifey to drop me off and pick up, meaning I cannot stray too far from Longridge. This is fine for me though because I love Longridge Fell and have no problem exploring new areas.
Today we started from the viewpoint and small car park on Old Clitheroe Road rather than the usual Jeffrey Hill. We then explored some of the wooded tails on the centre and towards the eastern end of the fell – known as Brownslow. Last time I was here various parts had been completely stripped of trees and now, around three years later, it was nice to see them regrowing. Other areas look like the fir trees are fully grown and ready to be chopped down in time for Christmas (not sure if they are used for this or not).
Me and Jack walked through the woods and up to the trig on Spire Hill, we then made our way back down along a mixture of old quarry tracks and fields. The paths are mostly really good, but there are a few boggy bits.
|Terrain||Access land and part road|
|Bogs||Dry today, can be boggy|
|Dogs||On lead, seasonal restrictions|
|Enjoyment rating (5 = best)||★★★★|
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Old Clitheroe Road, Brownslow, Spire Hill, Longridge Fell, Green Thorn, Crowshaw Quarry.