Wednesday, 17th August 2011


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
Accompanied by:

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


Chipping Vale


Spire Hill


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


Dean Brook


Hurst Green


Hurst Green war memorial


The Shireburn


Dinckley Bridge


A fearsome local resident


River Ribble from a very overgrown and muddy Ribble Way


Ribchester Bridge


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

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