Gisburn and Weets Hill

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Weets Hill in no way dominates the skyline from Rimington and its ascent is a long but very steady climb, mainly along an old track known as 'Coal Pit Road'. The summit is hidden until you are very near the top, but once the summit is attained there are extensive views through 360 degrees. I tried several routes back, but found them complex and lacking in interest - by far the best way back is simply to retrace the outward route, although this goes against the grain a little with me.

England - North England - Lancashire - Ribble Valley


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Wildlife
07/11/2013 - mark archer

Coal Pit Road is indeed a steady climb as well as very long and straight. It is only when the triangulation point on Weets Hill suddenly comes into view that the heart lifts and everything appears somewhat easier. The views from the top are phenomenal - I observed Malham Cove, the Cracoe War Memorial, Parlick, Longridge Fell - basically an extensive vista that thrilled my soul! The descent did indeed retrace the route out, but it was very fast, so I managed the whole walk in three and a quarter hours, considerably quicker than Jim completed it. Either I'm getting fitter or Jim's slowing up!

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