Longridge FellLongridge Fell

Walking up to Spire Hill (Longridge Fell) from Jeffrey Hill is my kind of walk.  Mainly because I’m lazy and it is easy.  You can get up to the top and back to the car in just over an hour.

I had an hour spare and with only one arm spare because my right arm was in a sling, I grabbed my camera and got Nicci to drop me off on the way to the shops.

Early on there had been a weather inversion over the Ribble Valley and although most of it had lifted there was a little low cloud looming so my plan was to hurry up to the trig at Spire Hill and capture some of the remaining inversion on the way down.

This walk I have done many times, indeed it is one of my favourites so I am sure I will be doing it many more times to come.  The recent dry spell meant that the hill was a lot dryer than normal, which made balancing with one arm fairly easy.  I would recommend this walk to anyone wanting to get started with exploring the hills of Lancashire.

Route info
Distance 3 miles
Time 1.5 hrs
Low Point 260m
High Point 350m
Height gain 90m
Terrain Access land and part road
Bogs Dry today, can be boggy
Dogs On lead, seasonal restrictions
Cow count 0
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★★

Health stats Approx
Steps taken 3500
Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs 322 cals
Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 594 cals

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On this route

Cardwell House, Jeffrey Hill, Thornley Hall Fell, Spire Hill, Gannow Fell