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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, Catchment Boundaries, Wyre
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
Grid ref:SD 59195 58738
Summit feature:small cairn on peat hag
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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Dry paths from Jubilee Tower to Ward's Stone via Grit Fell.Warm day but hazy views.catman02/06/2020
Steve Clark27/05/2020
From Lee, there is parking beyond the no more parking sign. Up Tarnbrook syke path and then West to the breast. Here a stream goes under the track and a decent enough path snakes up to the weather station and Western trig. Somewgat muted views today but still clear enough to see Southern Lakes etc. Easy over to peat hag and Eastern trig. 8 Eng/Wal Marilyns left now.. Off to Wolfhole nextstig_nest26/05/2020
from Wolfhole crag with Andy following wall/fence slightly wet underfootcolinfielding25/05/2020
From Wolfhole Crags via Brown Syke. Reasonable path alongside wall.bevandy11425/05/2020
3/3 - lengthy walk from Cross of Greet to take in all three Dewey Summits - fine and dry underfoot. Took a little longer than expected - it's quite a long onewychwood25/05/2020
11.5 mile walk from road west of Tarnbrook, plenty of space to park 0.5 miles before the hamlet, walked into hamlet then took permissive track north up to contouring track followed this then another trail right up to the summit (first time bagged since 2005), afterwards followed surprisingly easy and dry ridge all the way to Wolfhole Crag, turned back then took permissive track back down to Tarnbrook. After this we drove to and bagged Nicky Nook and then Williamson Park. Warm and sunny with clear skies but slightly hazy, had good views of the Dales peaks but not of the Lakes. Saw 5 other people.DanTrig20/05/2020
Parked just short of Dunkenshaw and used the Land Rover track up Tarnsyke Clough to 450m then easy over grass and short heather to bag top and both nearby trigs. Sunny intervals but no rain, a modest breeze and totally dry underfoot.NormanW08/02/2020
Tony J23/11/2019
Muddy round of Ward Stone and Wolfhole crag with RHB groupButeobuteo23/11/2019
Fine Bagger Rambles outing with Bill and the two Tonys. Came up with a new aspirant Dodder chant which got its first recital atop the peat hag.Alex C23/11/2019
Parked on the verge half a mile west of Tarnbrook. To the end of the track leading north from Tarnbrook. Then a line of grouse butts and rough ground to the trig point. Back the same way. 2 hours exactly inc 10 mins at the top. Karen stayed in the car: no problems.ChrisR19/10/2019
Wards Stone Trig > Wards Stone > Wolfhole Crag from GR: SD 58797 55651ronaldo33305/10/2019
Wards Stone Trig > Wards Stone > Wolfhole Crag from GR: SD 58797 55651Hippster05/10/2019
Circular starting from little cragg parking. Descending to littledale, ascent via sweet neck to 3 chairs grit fell to the summit plateau. Slow descent too downhill beck Littlefield and up to little craggStephen20/09/2019
Clougha Pike, Grit Fell and Ward's Stone from Jubilee Tower CP. Lovely day but hellish wet underfootCrib Goch07/09/2019
From Tarnbrook. Drove past Last Parking notice near Lee and one mile up the public road then parked safely and legally on grass verge half a mile west of Tarnbrook. Up access land on good track as far as 591574, then rough track past a line of shooting butts. I found little trace of any track or path anywhere near the summit. Down via the breast which I found to be longer and rougher.Topographer5706/08/2019
Ben Rinnes21/06/2019
sarah mundell12/05/2019
Trekking toes12/05/2019
With Val. From Tarnbrook. Parked about half a mile west of Tarnbrook and followed track from Tarnbrook north up hill. At track junction headed west then found a faint path heading up towards the TP. Past the weather? station and onto the west TP. Followed a path across the surprisingly dry plateau to the east TP then onto the cairned peat hag which is the highest point. Back same route. A good walk.mike.hoult09/05/2019
Grit Fell, Ward's Stone and Wolfhole Crag from the tower car park, then back the same way. Very warm day, bogs largely drythe_adam19/04/2019
Curly & Shirley30/03/2019
With GeraldRob Pen y Garn29/09/2018
G RIdris29/09/2018
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 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
Dave Geere23/04/2018
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