Sunday, 16 November 2014

Green Hill (Lancashire)

Green Hill
Location: Lancashire
Height: 628 metres (2,060 ft)
Summit Type: Grassy//Boggy/Flat
Notable Summit Objects: Small Cairn/Dry Stone Wall
Range: Pennines
At the highest point in Lancashire, Green Hill is a good sized fell, the summit of which is marked by a small cluster of rocks that can be described as a cairn, it is also a very boggy and wind swept place that is relatively quiet in terms of hikers, compared to its neighbouring fells. Apart from the small summit cairn it is a relatively featureless fell, there is however a dry stone wall that runs the full length of the fell that marks, at this point of the ridge, the county border, therefore the summit is fractionally outside of the Yorkshire Dales and just inside the Lancashire border. The fell is part of a long ridge of high ground, much of it over 2,000 feet above sea level, that runs from the southern edge of the village of Dent in Cumbria to the North Yorkshire village of Ingleton.
The fell does however give some good views, the northern views look along the ridge of high ground to the flanks of Great Coum, north east looks towards Great Knoutberry Hill and Wold Fell, east looks across Kingsdale towards Whernside, south east looks towards Ingleborough and as far as Pendle Hill. To the south the views look across lower ground towards the hills of the Forest of Bowland, the south western view looks towards neighbouring Gragareth and across to Leck Fell and on towards Morcambe Bay. The western views looks across the fell itself to Barbon Low Fell. The north western views look towards the Lake District fells.

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