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.
|Terrain||Access land and part road|
|Bogs||Dry today, can be boggy|
|Dogs||On lead, seasonal restrictions|
|Enjoyment rating (5 = best)||★★★★|
|Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs||322 cals|
|Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs||594 cals|
On this route
Cardwell House, Jeffrey Hill, Thornley Hall Fell, Spire Hill, Gannow Fell