Stonyhurst College and around Kemple End

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A gradual climb of Longridge Fell through pretty valleys and forests gives way to a splendid view to the north for an exercise, on a clear day, in hill and coastal feature spotting. After a gentle descent to the hamlet of Walker Fold, the walk traverses round the end of the fell over Kemple End and finishes in spectacular fashion through the grounds of Stonyhurst College, one of the most impressive buildings in Lancashire.

England - North England - Lancashire - Ribble Valley


Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Toilets
17/01/2013 - Alec Jackson

Excellent walk without a dog. Quite a number of stiles for dogs to be lifted over.

01/11/2011 - angela mckay

Did this walk last weekend and was thoroughly enjoying it until we got to waymark 8 - the fields were really boggy - I'm talking upto your knees in a lot of places! The only way we found to avoid them was to just run through them and hope for the best - probably an amusing sight should anyone have been watching. We also found some of the stiles quite tricky with 2 dogs as a couple of them were double stiles, which is quite hard to jump over, even for our big dog. We did expect some of the fields/paths to be quite boggy due to the recent rain-fall, but as I said from about waymark 8 until waymark 13, it was horrendous. Gorgeous views of Stoneyhurst College though!

13/07/2010 - Sheila Simpson

We were really enjoying this lovely walk until we reached Waymark 9. There we had to cross a field with some very frisky bullocks and in the adjoining field was a bull that came charging up to the fence we were about to climb. Needless to say we dared not venture into that field and had to do the remainder of the walk on the road as we could not find an alternative footpath. We would do this walk again, but in the winter when the cattle are kept inside.

09/05/2005 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

The first time we tried this walk we took the wrong path at waymark 5, the second time we missed the turning at waymark 7. However, this time, with our newly-acquired GPS we managed it and what a lovely walk - even on a wet day when the top of the fell was covered in mist.

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