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Name:Thorny Bank
Hill number:16099
Height:375m / 1230ft
Parent (Ma):2559  Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Class:Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:NY 57415 05828
Summit feature:no feature
Col:345m  NY570060  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL7N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 33 users)ByDate of Ascent
Revisit. A6 Shap Memorial-Packhorse Hill-Crag Hill-Thorny Bank-North Side Trig-Winterscleugh North Top-Whinash-Dennison Hill-Pipers Hill-Crookdale Crag-A6 Shap MemorialDave Geere21/01/2020
Up and down from Bretherdale Head farm leaving the bike in the derelict buildings. crossed two walls at NY 5765 0535.Eddie18/01/2020
Beautiful frosty day. From A6 high point. Circular route, Pipers Hill, Whinash, down Breasthigh Road(icy) to Bretherdale. Thorny Bank and back to start. With B and R.jenx30/11/2019
Parking at side of road to SE. Followed quad track to trig, then onwards and through two gates to summit. Back same way.Wheelsy16/11/2019
From A6 Shap memorial layby.Moorponder06/10/2019
Walked up from the minor road to the south east, following the wall and quad bike tracks through two gates.JohnW03/10/2019
Parked in Greenholme by the defibrillator. Lovely walk up the public footpath passing the derelict farms on the way to Bretherdale Head. Bagged trig point then easy walk by wall to summit. Back same way. Glorious hot weather. With Alfie.Dangerous Dave14/05/2019
Thanks for the gate tipDC11main05/05/2019
From Whinash. Bretherdale no doubt a lovely spot in fine weather. On to Piper's Hill via Bretherdale Bank.Wycombe Wanderer20/10/2018
As moorsman - thanks for tips which avoid all wall and fence crossings.Crib Goch22/07/2018
Roadside parking on open fell (NY 5879 0518). Direct route over roughish fell pasture to trig pillar, then continued on, following the wall, to hill top.jonglew08/07/2018
North Side trig Thorny Bank from GR: NY 58792 05182ronaldo33307/10/2017
After collecting the trig North Side continued to summit following sheep and ATV tracks. Some wobbly walls to avoid, gates available.nordicstar10/01/2017
With Jo, followed moorsman, catman and oscarrosie's directions to North Side trig and Thorny Bank. Then continued to Nan Hill, bridleway to Ewelock Bank and back along road to start. Weather; cloudy with sunny intervals, warm, good visibility.amblerbob21/08/2016
Easy parking to the east where the unmetalled road crosses the Greenholme road (alt 912ft). Then, just follow the wall. Tip (strongly advised). In order to avoid crossing a barbed wire fence and a fairly high wall, pass through the gate on the left shortly after passing the trig. This leads through a field missing the fence and wall. Cross back through a gate after the second wall. 2.21 miles return. 420ft ascent. 60 mins. Quite a straightforward walk after the first 200m.moorsman02/03/2016
A pleasant outing from road to south-east(where bridleway crosses).Initially a tad moist,but follow wall up and a vehicle track becomes clear.After trig,take gate on left and follow wall on right to further gate.Then easily up to summit with good views.With Oscar.catman20/10/2015
With Catman.oscarrosie20/10/2015
Straight up from minor road to south east bagging the trig along the way. Just follow the wall.Alan Caine18/07/2015
Pleasant hill? Nice little walk? From Shap summit took direct line to the hill with several summits. Rough going - bog, deep moss and tussocks most of the way. Then reversed it. Well earned tick I'd say!Aye Jimmy14/05/2015
Pleasant hill. Nice little walk. Very foggy. Visibility of metresmcbiydw219/02/2014
Circuit over Pipers Hill, Whinash, Thorny Bank and Whatshaw Common E Top from Shap summit.jimbloomer29/01/2014
A collection of unmarked grassy mounds with little to chose between them.peebs31/05/2013
Jim B14/07/2019
Dave Geere29/12/2014