Category:Longridge Fell

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English: Longridge Fell is a fell near the English town of Longridge, Lancashire. It lies within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As its name suggests, it takes the form of a long ridge which rises in a northeasterly direction from the town of Longridge to its summit 4.5 miles distant. As the ridge curves towards the east, it comes to a sudden end and drops into the Hodder valley. The fell is a good example of a cuesta; the ridge has a sharp drop or escarpment on its northern side, and a gentler slope on its southern side. These features make it a popular takeoff for hang-gliders and paragliders on the relatively infrequent occurrences of a northerly wind. (→Longridge Fell)