The Great Edge of Longridge Fell
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Ribchester, a town steeped in history from Roman times, houses the remains of a Roman bath house and a great museum of the town and its history - well worth a separate visit!
Longridge Fell is our target and we head out via farmland and wooded tracks as we begin our ascent, steady at first steeper at the end but nothing too challenging. The views from the Fell are very well worth it and a great place to stop for lunch with a view especially if we extend the walk very slightly to Jeffrey Point - a great local vantage point but we can see what everyone wants to do on the day.
Returning on our descent though Duddell Hill Farm and Stydd Hall, we emerge back in Ribchester and our journey home.
Photo of RIbchester (Aerial) - No license available, attributable to Watcher
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please bring some lunch with you. There is a convenience store in Ribchester if you need to stock up before the walk starts but please allow yourself time to do this before the walk starts and be sure to check opening times in relation to the event start time.....
Water is essential - at least 2 litres is recommended