Longridge Fell from Jeffrey Hill

path to the summit
summit, known as Spire Hill on OS Explorer map, OS41

Walk Overview:

This is an easy walk over Longridge Fell from the elevated Jeffrey Hill, gentle gradients make the walking pleasurable & it offers superb views across the Vale of Chipping to the Bowland Fells.

Looking across to the Bowland Fells, the western end of this moorland plateau is Parlick and Fair Snape Fell, as we pan east we see Saddle Fell and the right shoulder is Totridge. Beyond Totridge is the Trough of Bowland. This is our ‘middle distance’ view, in the far distance, the view goes on into the Fylde coast in the west & the Yorkshire Dales in the east.

The name Longridge is derived from the Old Norse ‘Langrig’ meaning long ridge, in time, it eventually gave its name to the town that developed on its lower slopes. Timber & quarrying have been the main industries on the hill, the good quality stone has been used locally, in surrounding towns like Preston & further afield to Liverpool for the construction of Liverpool docks during the 19th century.

There is a Scheduled Ancient Monument on the hill denoted on the map as “Cairn Circle”.

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Walk Details:
Start: Jeffrey Hill, SD63970 40187
Distance 4.5km (2.8 miles)
Ascent: 80m
Grade: Easy
NB: grading is based upon normal conditions & can be subjective
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