Tuesday, 14th February 2023

Walk: Greengore, Longridge Fell main track, Green Thorn Fell, Chilsey Green, Stock Bridge, Stonyhurst College
Start Point: Hurst Green Memorial Hall car park Grid Reference: SD 684 382
Distance: 6.4 miles Ascent: 787 feet
Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Weather: Overcast with a short sharp shower
Comments: A good variation on other walks from Hurst Green onto Longridge Fell. Some muddy sections but largely firm underfoot.

Greengore, an old 14th century hunting lodge, part of the Stonyhurst Estate, now a grade 2 listed building and reputed to have been visited by King Henry VI whilst hunting deer.

The more recently planted trees have a long way to go to reach the older ones

A good path leads down through the trees . . .

past the heather . . .

onto open fields

The Pinfold Cross is a memorial to a former servant at Stonyhurst College and fiddler, James Wells.

It was erected in 1834 at Stockbridge after he died in a quarry accident. On the front is inscribed the legend, ‘WATCH FOR YOU KNOW NOT THE DAY NOR HOUR.’ Above this is written, ‘OFT EVENINGS GLAD MAKE MORNINGS SAD’.

On the left is ‘PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF JAMES WELLS’ and on the right, ‘DIED FEB. 12TH, 1834′.

Luna has got her eye on something . . .

but checks me out

Stonyhurst College . . .

and St Peter's Church

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