walk from Hurst Green to Longridge Fell
down the main street of Hurst Green turning left just before the
Stonyhurst Estate and follow the bridle path. The path keeps to
the high ground and descends to Dean Brook. After the stone bridge
bear left and carry on along the bridleway to meet the road just
before Greengore. The path now continues in a straightforward manner
through a series of gates/stiles to Crowshaw House and then on
to the main road.
(Alternatively because of felling work on the path ahead, turn left along the road for 250 yds and take the forestry road on the right which leads directly to Kemple End. This route is shown on the O.S. map)
At the road turn right for a few yards and then immediately left into
the wood. Again the path is straightforward; a stream is crossed
via a wooden bridge after which the path become quite muddy. However,
avoid the mud by walking a few yards into the wood and walking
parallel to the path. After Green Thorn a gentle climb up the fellside
ensues. The path soon leaves the wood and continues up to meet
the forestry road. Looking back from here gives a panoramic view
over the Ribble Valley towards Blackburn in the distance. Turn right along the forestry
road which is now a permissive path. Continue to Kemple End.
the road and follow the roadway through the Kemple complex. After
the farm the path follows an old quarry road to Stockbridge. (Alternatively to shorten the walk turn left and follow the road back to Hurst Green). Turn
right at the road; the path continues after 250 yd on the left-hand
side along the farm road to Higher Deer House.
the House turn sharp left and walk downhill over the pasture to
the stile found at the edge of the wood. The path descends to a
footbridge over the brook and then to the stile leading onto the
Stonyhurst Golf course. Follow the fence on the right to the FP
sign; turn sharp left and walk across the course to the copse following
the waymarkers to the road next to the club house. On leaving the
golf course turn right along the road and then sharp right at the
white gates. Walk along the Avenue back to Hurst Green.