Turner Fold plantations
|Low Point||200m (approx)|
|High Point||350m (approx)|
|Height gain||150m (approx)|
|Terrain||Forest tracks and paths, paths and road|
|Bogs||Very muddy and boggy in places|
|Dogs||Great dog walk|
|Enjoyment rating (5 = best)||★★★|
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Accurate GPS map
I have pretty much covered all of Longridge Fell recently. If I am not venturing further afield I often have an hour or two on the fell but don’t put it on my blog.
I think it’s a much bigger and better area than say Beacon Fell for dog walkers and mountain bikers. It stretches along the main ridge for approximately four miles and is filled with endless tracks through plantations and old quarries, which have now been recaptured by nature.
Today was a good 6 miles and I considered the route as worthy for the website. I met up with my uncle and started from the only parking spot I’d not yet visited, near Turner Fold.
On the route we took today the trees suddenly come to an end, leading us across the moorland to the trig point. The views across the Hodder valley to the Bowland fells are usually spectacular, but today we were treated to an eerie weather inversion, which was equally impressive.
The fog rolled in as we made our way back through the plantations and across some farms and fields, making visibility really poor. I still managed to take a couple of wrong turns, even with Ordnance Survey GPS… and on a hill that I have been visiting at least once a month since moving to Longridge!
Definitely a walk I’d recommend to anyone!
On this route
Turner Fold, Hare Hill, High Beacon, Spire Hill, Gannow Fell, Moor Game Hall, Brownslow, Green Thorn, Green Thorn Fell, Chilsey Green.