|Walk:||Longridge, Club Row & Quarryman’s Arms. Knowle Green, Kellets Farm and Spade Mill Reservoir|
|Start Point:||Longridge Civic Centre car park||Grid Reference:||SD 604 375|
|Distance:||8 miles||Ascent:||930 feet|
|Weather:||Mainly dull with some brighter spells towards end of walk|
|Comments:||The walk set off up through Longridge, with the flags flying, but not really for us. There were two points of interest at Club Row & Quarryman’s Alms (see photos) before we took to the fields to follow a path that went along the lower slope of the ridge to Longridge Fell. This connected a series of old farms from Billingtons, Jenkinsons, Old Rhodes, Sharples, Higher Birks, White Fold, Bradleys, Turnley’s and to Dale House, where we turned to climb up through the woods onto the Longridge Golf Course and onto the ridge again, at Four Acre Farm. From there it was down hill to Knowle Green and on to Kellets Farm and Scott House. Here we took to the field paths back to the Spade Mill Reservoir and up to Longridge Restaurant and back through Longridge.|
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Start up through Longridge
First Building Society, 1794
Longridge Restaurant . . .
was the Quarryman's Arms. (Does that make it a Beetle's Dive)
Dorothy sets off up the road . . .
and we leave the outskirts of Longridge
Unusual gateway, or what? Water Board?
Coffee stop at Bradley's Farm
Across the meadow to Turnley's Farm
Approaching Dale House . . .
then up through the woods onto the ridge . . .
and a quick walk over the Longridge Golf Course, FORE
Mast at Four Acre Farm
Hotel Babylon . . .
at Knowle Green
Nice display of pansies
Cottages at Knowle Green
Farmer's wife looks after the chickens
Ve r vatching u, at Scott House!
The old gate posts still have life in them . . .
at this fort
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