|Walk:||Jeffrey Hill, Spire Hill, Hurst Green, Ribble Way, Stydd Manor, Dutton Manor, Thornley Hall Fell|
|Start Point:||Jeffrey Hill||Grid Ref:||SD 639 401|
|Distance:||14 miles||Ascent:||1,400 feet|
|Weather:||Mild with sunny spells|
On my own
|Comments:||The purpose of today's walk was to check out a route for our Ramblers' group. While much of the route was varied and picturesque in places, there were some muddy sections due to the passage of mountain bikes. The Ribble Way section was also muddy and overgrown by Indian Balsam. So back to the drawing board to make changes to the route and another walk to check it out!|
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Looking from Jeffrey Hill to Parlick, Fair Snape Fell, Wolf Fell and Totridge Fell
Mountain Bikes have churned up the forest path
South from Longridge Plantation
Leaving the plantation - the woodcutters have been at work!
Greengore - a 17th century house, note the massive buttresses
Hurst Green war memorial
A fearsome local resident
River Ribble from a very overgrown and muddy Ribble Way
St Saviour's Church, Stydd . . .
a small medieval church founded in c.1136 by the Knights Hospitallers
Dutton Manor, a Grade II listed house . . .
with peacocks in the grounds