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Name:White Stones - The Band
Hill number:3740
Height:568m / 1864ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:NY 26049 06046
Summit feature:rock
Col:552m  NY 2594 0605  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:rock 50m SE at NY 26070 06023 is c 50cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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Circuit from Langdale to pick off hills previously missed: White Stones -> Shelter Crags N Top -> Crinkle Crag 4 & 3 -> Stonesty Pike -> Great Knott -> Brown Howe. Started raining as we left the car park, didn't stop until returning to the car park - a dreich day. With nephy Andrew P.jonglew26/04/2019
White Stones, Bowfell, Esk Pike, Great Endkeithouk03/12/2017
NT car park at the ODG - Good path up The Band & then 200yd or so over tussocky grass to summit rock. (PM)gerrybowes25/10/2017
From Old Dungeon Ghyll. On the excellent path up The Band. I must have missed this one on previous visits. With GB.bolton25/10/2017
cj bwchrisj196515/10/2017
From ODG and Stool End, many timesbardolph02/09/2017
From Yeastyrigg Crags. Must've been over this before but thought I'd make sure. On to Shelter Crags North Top.Wycombe Wanderer17/07/2017
Started from Stickle Ghyll CP along the Cumbria Way to Rossett Pike, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell and back down The Band to the CP.Delta6817/06/2017
Langdale-The Band-White Stones-Three Tarns-Bowfell-Bowfell North Top-Three Tarns-The Band- langdale. With Stu K.MorecambeMonkey05/04/2017
From public car park at Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, en route to Scafell Pike. Short detour from main route, good views in most directions when the hill fog lifted.muzza205/03/2017
With Jill and Gary. Old Dungeon Gill Inn, Brown Howell, Greater Knottingley, Stonesby Pike, Crinkle Crags, Shelter Crags, White Stones.ijpowell18/08/2016
Last of the Wainwrights with Simocity. I went the extra mile for this one....Flipperfeet06/08/2016
Done on the way down The Band. I have passed it enough times so today i decided to clear it off the jobs outstanding as I descended by that route.Aimless Rambler27/06/2016
From Stickle Barn (NY 29403 06339) - Stake Pass - Martcrag Moor - Black Crags - Buck Pike - Rossett Pike - Tongue Head - Ore Gap - Bowfell North Top - Bowfell - White Stones The Band.david23020129/05/2016
From ODG, climbed from The Band on way to Bow Fell, BF North Top, Esk Pike and Rossett Pike, before descending via Rossett Gill back to ODG - with Dave, Jago, Adrian, Tim, Steve G, Paul, Johnson & Shaun.stevem7623/04/2016
CBH & SabsLittledave12/02/2016
With: hb sb ab; Parked at ODG NT. Walked up Oxendale to Red Tarn. Snow down to 250m with hard frost. Then over Crinkles. Axes & crampons needed on icy ridge. Stunning views. Descent over Shelter Crags to Three Tns then up deep snow to Bowfell. Dn by Band.Ian Baines10/02/2016
With G. Old Hotel > The Band > Bowfell tops > Esk Pike > Esk Hause > The Tongue > Rossett Pike > Buck Pike > Black Crags > Hotel via Cumbria Way.RT197002/11/2015
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave31/07/2015
on way down the band from bowfell back to car at NDG car parkcolinfielding09/05/2015
Border End, Hard Knott South Top, Hard Knott, Yew Bank, The Bandkeithouk15/03/2015
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran (Parking/start point) ODG Hotel - Stool End Farm - The Band - White Stones - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Hell Gill - Whorneyside Force - Stool End Farm - ODG Hotel.redbob27/02/2015
White Stones, Bowfell, Bowfell North top, Esk Pike, Tongue Head, Rosett Pike, Buck Pike, Black Crags. From Great LangdaleAlunRees3122/01/2015
White Stones, Bowfell, Bowfell North top, Esk Pike, Tongue Head, Rosett Pike, Buck Pike, Black Crags. From Great LangdaleAlunrees3322/01/2015
from stickle barn lovely weatheriannotts06/09/2014
De-tour off the main path while coming down the bandrobert22/07/2014
Seathwaite to Langdale with wild camp on Great Knott. Via Crinkle Crags and Shelter Cragsfellowsa11/07/2014
On descent down The Band following solo ascent of Pike of Blisco, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags, Shelter Crags & Bowfell. Walked to what appeared to be highest point of rocky outcrop but no obvious summit or top.pwhitaker_196620/06/2014
Route from Great LangdaleCaddy200023/04/2014
CUHWC 25th Anniversary Trip. With Marcus, Tom L, Vicky, Chris, Kate H, Helen, Laurent, Ben W, Katie A and Constanze. Esk Pike and Bowfell - lots of snow on the tops and very windy. Fantastic day out.Mark Jackson22/02/2014
From Stool End, then on to the Synge Brown Howe, 2 gill crossings steep but uneventful. Wet n windy.RHW06/10/2013
SR, BLFrank21/09/2013
From New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel past Wall End Farm, up Redacre Gill Valley to Pike O' Blisko, over Crinkle Crags to Bowfell then down The Band. Bit of mist at top by time got to top of POB but sun soon burnt through.PhilHirst25/08/2013
From Bowfell. This should be a plesant descent and would be if taken on a simple Crinkle Crags / Bowfell trip. However after 9 hours on the Fells the descent, though not tricky should be avoided from tired legs and mind, especially in the rain as the stones will be particularly slippy.michaelphillips07/08/2013
Thorn Crag, Loft Crag, Pike of Stickle, Black Crags, Buck Pike, Rossett Pike, White Stones The Band.ronaldo33303/05/2013
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere24/11/2012
On way down from Bowfell. Climbed all the possible tops. Eventually I found the most likely one which also had a couple of stones on it.clivevilla03/09/2012
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave08/08/2012
Wall End Stool End Band White Stone Climbers traverse Bowfell Pike de Bield Esk Pike Ill Crag Broad Crag Scafell Pike Little Narrow Cove High Gait Crag Little Stand Red Tarn Stool End Wall EndAndy Hirst25/05/2012
Done before this date.BobHancock05/04/2012
With Mum: Old Dungeon Ghyll - Rossett Pike - dashed over to Buck Pike - Esk Hause - Esk Pike - Bowfell - down Band, very windyMark Jackson04/04/2012
From ODG via Shelter CragsAnduril26/03/2012
Bowfell from Langdale via The Band (White Stones) descending to Angle Tarn to visit Rossett Pike.knarf15/03/2012
Much easier to climb without snow on, at least this time I reached the high point rather than just sticking to the path.JohnStoneham11/03/2012
V Windy part on way to Bow Fell up via climbers traverse, down via 3 tarns & The Band again.apricorum10/09/2011
A walk from ODG to Oxendale then to Red tarn and the Crinkles to Bowfell before descending to White stones along the Band back to ODGfostersm17/08/2011
With Damian, Darren, Sail, Evan & Eire.Dangerous Dave10/07/2011
Climbed solo via Oxendale, Great Knott, Cold Pike (3 tops), Little Stand, Stonesty Pike, Crinkle Crags (5 tops) and Shelter Crags (2 tops). Returned via The Band.dhbond04/05/2011