This Longridge Fell walk was one of many as I lived on the fell for a few years. I explored nearly every inch of the fell and have many happy memories of my times exploring the many beautiful tracks.
Despite knowing the fell very well I always managed to take a wrong turn, perhaps due to wandering off into newly discovered places. And as I am adding this walk to the site some 5 years later, I cannot remember the walk well enough to recall it being a perfect route. So as always, make sure you have your map and plot out your own route before taking part yourself.
I would usually start any Longridge Fell walk at Jeffrey Hill but on this occasion we started on the eastern side of the fell, near Turner Fold plantation on Birdy brow. We then made our way through Turner Fold via the forest tracks.
Using these tracks is great way to get around the fell and after a little while the route emerges at the trig point on Spire Hill. The views here are fantastic. Even on this day there was a weather inversion, but this in itself was spectacular to see.
This particular Longirdge Fell walk then takes you back along path and forest tracks and there’s a short section on the road. I was friends with a local farmer at this time and stopped for a chat and to buy some meat off him.
As I said earlier, I cannot remember everything about this Longridge Fell walk, but I do remember thoroughly enjoying it. It’s one of my favourite hills and I will always have many fond memories here.