6 great walks near Longridge

PUBLISHED: 07:31 18 February 2020 | UPDATED: 12:21 27 June 2020

November Morning on Jeffrey Hill by Karol Gajewski

November Morning on Jeffrey Hill by Karol Gajewski

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Longridge is perfectly placed to explore the top walking spots in the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley.

Jeffrey Hill by Austin DonnellyJeffrey Hill by Austin Donnelly

Jeffrey Hill

3 miles from Longridge

Set out from Jeffrey Hill and tackle the summit of Spire Hill where you will be rewarded with fantastic views encompassing major landmarks such as Beacon Fell and the Trough of Bowland.

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View to Fairsnape by Keith CarterView to Fairsnape by Keith Carter

Goosnargh and Whittingham

4 miles from Longridge

When walking near Longridge, one would be tempted to head to the nearby Forest of Bowland, but this walk illustrates that you can find great walks outside the usual haunts.

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The war memorial at Hurst Green by Keith CarterThe war memorial at Hurst Green by Keith Carter

Ribchester and Hurst Green

5 miles from Longridge

Another walk that starts outside the Forest of Bowland starting at Ribchester and follows the River Ribble north towards Hurst Green.

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Path up from Saddle End Farm by John LenehanPath up from Saddle End Farm by John Lenehan

Chipping and Parlick Pike

5 miles from Longridge

Head out from the quaint vilage of Chipping and keep an eye out for wildlife on you journey to Fair Snape Summit.

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Bowland Fells from Spire Hill by John LenehanBowland Fells from Spire Hill by John Lenehan

Hurst Green and Longridge Fell

5 miles from Longridge

The most popular way to tackle Longridge Fell is from Chipping or the Hodder Valley, this alternative route from Hurst Green is less strenuous, but still rewards you with magnificent views.

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Lancaster Canal, Barton by Keith CarterLancaster Canal, Barton by Keith Carter

Barton and Lancaster Canal

7 miles from Longridge

Heading out of the Ribble Valley and into the area north of Preston, this walk offers something a little different with flat terrain and canalside walking.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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