Green Hill (Lancashire)

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Green Hill
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Green Hill—the cairn marks the summit
Highest point
Elevation 626 m (2,054 ft)
Prominence 24m. (79 ft)
Parent peak Great Coum
Listing Nuttall, sub-Hewitt
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
Geography
Green Hill is located in Lancashire
Green Hill
Green Hill
Location in Lancashire
Location Lancashire-Cumbria,  England
OS grid SD701820
Topo map OS Landranger 98

Green Hill is a mountain or fell in north west England. Its summit is 626 metres (2,054 ft) above sea level. It is located above Cowan Bridge, Lancashire, near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, and Ingleton, North Yorkshire. Its summit is about 4 kilometres (2½ miles) almost due west of the summit of Whernside. 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. A walkers' guide[1] cites Green Hill, 51 kilometres (32 mi) south of the Old Man, as the county top for Lancashire, lying on the border with Cumbria, though Ordnance Survey data record Green Hill as one metre shorter than 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 county top close to Green Hill is Whernside, 736 metres (2,415 ft), the highest point in North Yorkshire.

The summit of Green Hill, although relatively dull in itself, 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.[2]

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. ^ Kelsall, Jan (2008). The Yorkshire Dales: South and West. Cicerone. p. 178. ISBN 9781852844851.