Longridge Fell in reverse

Route info Easy
Distance 3 miles (approx)
Time 1.5 hours
Low Point 260m (approx)
High Point 350m (approx)
Height gain 90m (approx)
Terrain Road, tracks and woods
Bogs Muddy and boggy in places
Dogs Ok (on leads in places)
Cow count 0+
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★

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*Calculated by Ordnance Survey GPS

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Health stats Approx
Steps taken 6,000
*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs 223 cals
*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 401 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

Longridge-Fell-Reverse-Walk (11)Today I took the dogs onto Longridge Fell to do a route I always do when I’ve only got an hour or two spare.

About 400m east of Jeffrey Hill parking spot (and Cardwell House) is another small parking spot, allowing easy access onto Longridge Fell

  1. Go through the kissing gate and simply follow the dry stone wall for about 700m.
  2. Go over the wall and follow the track along the trees for about 100m before taking a left, continuing along the track by the trees.
  3. After roughly 250m the route takes us left, northwards through the trees.  (Note that the trees in this area are being felled, so don’t be alarmed if there trees are gone).
  4. The path takes a right just before the dry stone wall and gently ascends to the trig point on Spire Hill.  Here you can either go over the wall or walk a little further and go through the gate.
  5. Take in the fantastic views by the trig point and make your way back down the fell (west) on the other side of the wall.
  6. After around 1km the route meets its original path but take a right over what’s marked on the map as ‘Thornley Hall Fell’.  Stay on this track and enjoy the views of across Chipping and the Bowland fells.
  7. Go through the gate at Jeffrey Hill and follow the road until you reach your car.