Turner Fold plantations

**Warning** DO NOT go across Jane Myers land at Dutton Doghouse.  Find an alternative way round.

Although there was no private land sign when I did this walk I have been threatened, called irresponsible bla bla.  I hope she’s nicer to her dogs than she is to humans.  More info here. Dutton Doghouse review.

Route info
Distance 6 miles
Time 2.5hrs
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
Cow count 0
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★

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Health stats Approx
Steps taken 15,252
*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs 445 cals
*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 802 cals

*Calories burned uses this calculator and is worked out as though we are walking ‘level’.  If inclines were added it should be higher.

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Route description

Not sure what Gary was doing here.

Not sure what Gary was doing here.

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.

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