Green Hill (Lancashire)

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Green Hill
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Green Hill - the cairn marks the summit
Elevation 628 m (2,060 ft)
Prominence 24
Parent peak Great Coum
Listing County top, Nuttall, sub-Hewitt
Location
Green Hill is located in Lancashire
Green Hill
Green Hill
Location in Lancashire
Location Lancashire-Cumbria,  England
OS grid SD701820
Coordinates 54°13′59″N 2°27′28″W / 54.2331°N 2.4579°W / 54.2331; -2.4579Coordinates: 54°13′59″N 2°27′28″W / 54.2331°N 2.4579°W / 54.2331; -2.4579
Topo map OS Landranger 98

Green Hill is a mountain or fell in north west England. Its summit is 628 metres (2,060 ft) above sea level.[1] It is located above Cowan Bridge, Lancashire, between Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria and Ingleton, North Yorkshire. It forms the watershed between the River Dee and the Leck Beck: both are tributaries of the River Lune.

Geography[edit]

The highest point of the traditional county of Lancashire is Coniston Old Man, which, together with the rest of Furness became part of Cumbria in 1974. Since then, Green Hill, 51 kilometres (32 mi) south of the Old Man, has been cited as the county top for Lancashire, lying on the border with Cumbria. Another candidate for the title of Lancashire county top[2] is Gragareth about 2 kilometres (1 mi) southwest of Green Hill. Gragareth's summit trig point, at 627 metres (2,057 ft), lies a couple of hundred yards within Lancashire.

Another nearby county top to Green Hill is Whernside, 736 metres (2,415 ft), which is the highest point in North Yorkshire.

The summit of Green Hill, apart from being relatively dull, provides many excellent views in all directions ranging from the Howgill Fells and Lakeland fells to the north, the Pennines in the east, and a majority of North Yorkshire to the south.

County Stone[edit]

The County Stone

Near to the summit of Green Hill, lies the County Stone, a large glacial erratic boulder which marks the triple point where the traditional counties of Westmorland, Yorkshire and Lancashire borders converged.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hardy, Ian, MVO. The Hardys - The UK's High Points (2010) 3rd Edition. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire: Ian Hardy. ISBN 978-0-9565533-3-1 (internet version, thehardys.org), ISBN 978-0-9565533-5-5 (DVD version).
  2. ^ The County Tops from "Relative Hills" website
  3. ^ Kelsall, Jan (2008). The Yorkshire Dales: South and West. Cicerone. p. 178. ISBN 9781852844851.