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Name:Ward's Stone
Hill number:2811
Height:563m / 1847ft
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire (CoU)
Hill area:Forest of Bowland
Catchment:Lune, Wyre
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SD 59195 58738
Summit feature:small cairn on peat hag
Drop:395m
Col:168m  SD791643  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 102
(1:25k) OL41W
Observations:measured to be 563.0m; cairn is 60m W of easterly trig point
Survey:Leica Runner 20
Surveying Ward's Stone.doc
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With GeraldRob Pen y Garn29/09/2018
Jubilee Tower - Grit Fell - Ward's Stone - Tarnbrook - lane - Jubilee Towerdavidpettit8427/08/2018
Walked on my own from Abbeystead. Very wet and murky. This summit loomed up out of the mist. The moorland around was a bit bleak today.flockwatcher03/08/2018
From Jubilee Tower parking space. Closed due to fire risk but poured this morning. Hot, overcast and calm.iangalbraith13/07/2018
Grit Fell, Clougha Pike and Ward Stone from Jubilee TowerLongwojo30/06/2018
From just west of Tarnbrook...no parking signs at Tarnbrook put me off, but ample area on bend just to the west. Up through fields, over couple of walls on steepening moorland/light heather, tinder dry. Just over 2hrs for the 8km round trip.N.Morters28/06/2018
Circularr Forest of Bowland walkjmistry8617/04/2018
Tarnbrook, Grit Fell, Ward's Stone, Wolfhole Crag. With Chris.ijpowell22/03/2018
Ascended from Tarnbrook, climbed up Ward's Stone Breast to get to western trig point then yomped it east to get the other one, descended via path along valley back to Tarnbrook.Magellan7620/02/2018
HP is peat hag 80 p west of eastern trig on this double trig hill. There are also some impressive outcrops of gritstone easy to summit. The sun was setting with an amazing and changing array of oranges and blues, with lights twinkling along the coast of Morecambe Bay, with great views across to the Pennine on ascent. A superb day.. We descended initially over rough frozen moorland then on a good track to Tarnbrook hamlet.Denise 07/01/2018
From car park opp Jubilee Twr. Clougha Pike first; on to Wolfhole Crag. HP is a small isolated peat hag with a few stones on top. A day of sunshine (a little) and blizzards (a lot).jonglew25/11/2017
From Tarnbrook. Good track and path to end of grouse butts, then easy enough walking in the cloud to both trigs and summit. Friendly farmers out on quads to round up sheep - but too much cloud!Minto03/11/2017
wet wet wet 2/3 very wet day on the fell today picking off 3 summits not as boggy as i thought it would be with roger pat and wyanemy-list28/10/2017
Great but very boggy walk to reach the summit with its two trigsWayne Mac28/10/2017
SoloAimless Rambler06/10/2017
From Jubilee Tower. Clear path, very boggy in places.squeegs28/09/2017
Me and sueTonyandsue17/09/2017
From Jubilee Tower car park. Followed fence to Grit Fell, then indistinct track east towards Ward's Stone. The summit seems to be a peat hag near the east trig pt. Solo.ADT20/07/2017
With K from jubilee tower car park.Ashley14/05/2017
From Tarnbrook, & Wolfstone Crag. Weather fine.steve_a11/05/2017
Busy summit. About ten people which seemed a lot for a Wednesday in early Jamuary. Via Grit Fell. Mucky underfoot. Lots of grousetrimarc204/01/2017
A great walk from Tarnbrook with all the heather in glorious full bloom. Up Tarnbrook Wyre track, then along the ridge (plateau?) to the trigs; back down on an argocat track from the solar/wind powered whatever it is, to join the Tarnsyke clough track. Discovered that my map is a little out of date (many new tracks) but map was not needed on such a stunningly clear day.Gill26/08/2016
Rode bike from Slaidburn and left it on track to nip up to top.IanHHill06/07/2016
From Tower CP via Grit Hill & Clougha Pike. Very wet and boggy after crossing stone track in col.mart079727/03/2016
This would be a tough walk if the peat wasn't partially frozen. Solo from Grit Fell. No dogs allowed on this Access Land.Dangerous Dave28/02/2016
Walked up from Jubilee Tower and then to Clougha Pike and then a yomp over the moors to here. The earlier high wind had dropped completely on the way back to the car from here. Third YSM of the day.Walker Dan15/02/2016
From jubilee tower via Grit Hill.Clive G14/02/2016
A favorite - park at Stoops Bridge Abbystead - Grizdale Bridge - Higher Lee - Margerys Hill - Ward Stone Breast - Ward Stone Plateau Trig 1 (560m) then via Black Side to Trg 2 (561m) - follow wall fence to Wolfhole Crag (Trig - 527m) - down to Tarn Brook - then Lower Lee and along the tree lined avenue back to the car.briandavies04/10/2015
On a sunny clear day with Brian and his friend Vernon. Good laugh, great views.Mark T04/09/2015
Started at Jubilee Tower taking soggy path up to Grit Fell. From there over surprisingly dry ground to Ward's Stone and then on to Wolfhole Crag following concession path. Returned using land rover track to south of Tarnbrook Fell then down by infant River Grizedale and back up tarmac road. Excellent views of Morecombe Bay and Blackpool Tower.SS31/08/2015
Start ~ 579556.steve hudson09/06/2015
From GR579556. With SH.wombourne09/06/2015
With G. From Jubilee Tower car park > Grit Fell > Ward's Stone descending directly via Tarnsyke Clough to Tarnbrook & Lee then back up road.RT197003/05/2015
Out-and-back from Jubilee Tower car park in poor weather, with limited visibility. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/wards-stone.htmlGayle06/12/2014
Very pleasant walk from Tarnbrook. Farmer let me park in farm. Good waterboard track most of the wayThearlaichdubh27/10/2014
From Tower Lodge via Wolfhole Cragalistairpooler25/10/2014
Second ascent from Jubilee Tower. The previous one was in mist in August 2008.JohnW02/10/2014
Walked up from Abbeystead via Tarnbrook on a hot but windy day. Easy tracks all the way up as they've been built for grouse shooting. You're not supposed to take dogs in case they disturb the toffs day out. We did & didn't see a soul in 6 hours. Path runs out & it's very boggy on top. Avoid in very wet weather & in grouse shooting season,Lazylizzie18/07/2014
From Jubilee Tower, Clougha Pike, Grit Fell, Ward's Stone and Wolfhole Crag. Returned via Tarnbrook and Lower Lee.rhalstead04/05/2014
With GB from Tarnbrook in clear weather and no bog.bolton24/04/2014
Tarnbrook (limited parking) Up track used by shooting parties to first shooting butt Followed line of butts & then continued N. to summit. (PM)gerrybowes24/04/2014
Revisit with Ted, Paul, David and Dusty on a damp day trig bagging, bench marking, geocaching and sinking in a bog or two.Dugswell205/04/2014
Up with a load of trig point baggers. After finding our third and final trig point of the walk we took the short walk over to this top trying its best to hide in the mist.Father Ted05/04/2014
Trigging day with Ted, Paul, Douglas and Dusty. Damp and misty.dal05/04/2014
From the Jubilee Tower via lots of bog.tim74702/04/2014
one of a few summits done todaybardolph18/02/2014
No visibility as blanket low cloud. Onwards to Grit Fell & Clougharb16/01/2014
Up from Tarnbrook. A most enjoyable walk - no bog at all.Chris Peart29/11/2013
With Kev, Jenny and Jill from Jubilee Tower, Although Kev didn't stand on the peat hag so can't tick it.mindlessflogger10/11/2013
Excellent parking in Tarnbrook village just beyond the first house. Went up Wolfhole Crag first but, there is direct access to Ward Stones along a shooting track from the western end of the village. Track stops after some shooting butts but the final section across the moor is quite easy. Actual summit is difficult to establish, but it is on top of one of the peat hags.moorsman01/10/2013