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Name:White Hill
Hill number:2814
Height:544m / 1785ft
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire (CoU)
Hill area:Forest of Bowland
Catchment:Lune, Catchment Boundaries, Ribble
Watershed:Liverpool Bay, Morecambe Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
Grid ref:SD 67389 58792
Summit feature:trig point
Col:385m  SD648587  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 103
(1:25k) OL41W
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 272 users)ByDate of Ascent
From cross of Greet. Remarked to chaps sunbathing at top that it felt like cheating starting so high up - but it’s still a bit of a slog, especially with the mid afternoon sun. Ground mostly dry with the odd squelchy bit. After the first gate ots probably easier to have the fence on your right on the ascent. Sat in a patch of shade under the middle tower for a bit- just to try to cool down. Super spot really, looks like very few venture up here though. Last Bowland Marilyn having done fair snape a few hours earlier.stig_nest28/05/2020
From Cross of Greet bridge. 2 hours round trip. A great feeling of remoteness up there.NormanW24/11/2019
Parked on Rivington Road in layby then followed path to summit. Very sludgy today and poor views due to weather. Definitely need to return in better conditions as there is a lot more to explore in this area.ironwolf06/11/2019
From road pass, up faint and wet path under a fence that leads up bleak moorland to summit.Topographer5711/09/2019
After camping down the Croasdale me and Bethany climbed a few boulders at cow stones, and used this hike to warm up a little. Pretty boggy and marshy on top with no proper path. Brilliant views to Yorkshire dales, Morecampe bay and Pendle.ByronHaywood21/07/2019
Followed a good path before it petered out. Stick to the fence line. No views, claggy.Play2End18/07/2019
From Cross Of Greet bridgeSlash330/06/2019
Parlick > Fair Snape Fell Trig > Fair Snape Fell from GR: SD 60172 44202Hippster01/06/2019
White Hill from GR: SD 68238 60838ronaldo33301/06/2019
With Val. From Cross of Greet. A tedious flog following fence across wet ground to the summit. Visited the old structure near the summit. Back along the same route. Not my favourite hill!!mike.hoult09/05/2019
From Cross of Greet cattle grid. Thick mist, no wind, eight inches soft snow. Could only just see tower at top. After doing Yarlside and The Calf, en route to Wilms. Rounsfell24/01/2019
From Cross of Greet (parking).iangalbraith20/10/2018
Parked on road to north east 682 609 by cattle grid. Followed fence to top.There a better track to west of fence. After heavy rain was surprised that going was reasonably dry. A very dull hill!Deedubr22/09/2018
From Cross of Greet. 30 mins up to White Hill, then long slog to Wolfstone Crag. Returned same route.4hr round trip.Longwojo05/08/2018
From highpoint on road to north. Parking for 3-4 cars. Quick walk Via path alongside the fence to summit.N.Morters30/07/2018
From Cross of Greet bridge in midst of 2018 heatwave - underfoot was dry! Followed the track to south of Far Costy Clough to point 513, then via tower and trig to Cross of Greet. Continued via Great Harlow and down wall to road 300m se of cattle grid. Great views of 3 peaks.Clive G14/07/2018
Circular route from Slaidburn via Bridge of Greet, returning on track on opposite sideButeobuteo07/07/2018
Walked on my own from Cross of Greet Bridge. Glorious sunshine with a welcome breeze. The final approach to this summit when the path ends is hard work. There are a lot of peat bogs which were dry today but still quite hard to negotiate. The views from the summit are worth the effort though and the onward route is fine.flockwatcher01/07/2018
Solo. Parking area by Cross of Greet. Then bog and tussock following the fence to trig pt & nearby tower. 86 mins.ADT05/04/2018
High wind and lashing rain, so just a quick up and down from the top of the pass.ijpowell23/03/2018
Parked at cattle grid near Cross of Greet remains on the old county border of Yorkshire West Riding and Lancashire, did however find a more suitable parking area 15m north of grid on right. Followed fence 1.5 miles from road all the way to trig pillar and summit, joined by Gina. Still boggy despite being partially frozen and ankle deep snow. Must be much worse when temp above 0°C.SteveSmith18/01/2018
With SteveGinaSmith18/01/2018
Might have seen colinfielding in passing. And met friends of the Crumblies too, heading to their hill walking club AGM. Tower near the summit for was built for sighting during construction of water tunnel to Manchester.Minto03/11/2017
with Andy out and back from cattle grid very wet underfootcolinfielding03/11/2017
From minor road to NE. Sort of a path. Odd tower near the top.jonglew03/11/2017
Up and back from Cross of Great and then onto Hailshowers Fell.bevandy11403/11/2017
Me and sueTonyandsue17/09/2017
From the gate at the top of Woodhouse Lane to the top of the Hornby Road and then up the fence line to the gates at the top. Last halfmile to the summit a tortuous struggle through hags and tussocks. Heather in full bloom brightened up the scene.reaper27/08/2017
Approached via Croasdale, desertedsteve_a12/05/2017
soloAimless Rambler27/04/2017
Bagging day in the Forest of Bowland after days of rain, we must be mad! Parked at Cross of Greet Bridge, walked up wet lane to grouse butts to end, guessed which way to go then walked across easy short heather then hideous water-filled groughs to tower and along fence to trig, followed fence along to top of pass, terribly boggy for some of the way, very wet for entire way, crossed pass and hideous bog channel in the col, then up easy grass and heather to Hailshowers Fell, easy terrain back along and down steep side to car park by bridge. Earlier that day bagged Top of Blaze Moss and Whins Brow (surprisingly not very boggy. 9.1 miles altogether, lovely and sunny.DanTrig04/03/2017
from cross of greet cp, followed fence up and back, 5kms, hard workbardolph24/01/2017
Last Marylin in Region 36 bagged (Alan Dawson Book) - from Greet Cross followed fence to summit - orange yellow brown black green - intense colours under a shifting sky with a bit of squelch underfoot - summit shrouded in cloud (mossy trig and sighting tower visited) a bit of cloud gazing then back down distant displays of sun searchlights crossing the hills. A special lonely place.briandavies30/12/2016
From Cross of Greet bridge, mainly pathless.rhalstead27/12/2016
A 90% enjoyable walk by starting at Higher Wood House and following Hornby road to the top. Easy dry grass up the fence to the plateau. This is followed by 10% gruesome slog to the trig through bogs, tussocks and mega hags. But it's only a short distance, so if you're out for a nice walk with minimal suffering, this could be the route the take.Gill28/08/2016
From Cross of Greet. Followed fence line to trig. Tried following 4x4 tracks down but just as wet & boggy after a while.mart079727/07/2016
see Ward's StoneIanHHill06/07/2016
With Jo, from Cross of Greet. Weather; sunny, warm, good, if somewhat hazy, visibility.amblerbob03/06/2016
Dunsop Bridge - Whins Brow - Wolfhole Crag - White Hill - Whitendale - Middle Knoll - Dunsop Bridgedavidpettit8414/05/2016
Followed fence from Cross of Greet on very pleasant Spring afternoon.Lots of squelch.Hazy views of Three Peaks from top.catman04/05/2016
From Cross of Greet bridge by track then over Snout Berry Hill to trig. More direct descent. Heather bashing but not too bad and sunshine to boot.SS25/04/2016
Solo. Followed fence up from parking area at Cross of Greet. No dogs allowed on this Access Land.Dangerous Dave19/03/2016
A nice 10 mile round walk including the 2 Towers on White Hill and Bowland Knott. Underfoot conditions were slightly damp, it helped that we'd have a week or 2 of fine weather before the walk otherwise it'd be quite boggy. The walk is over moorland with no real defined paths (other than the gun track up from Greet Bridge). Some ability to navigate is required.b2dan14/02/2016
pile of crap but a Marilyn.thenomad16/07/2015
P at high point of road. Followed fence to trig. Second ascent.PeteF19/04/2015
In a group of 12 on a sunny day, from Slaidburn, returning via Whitendale.Phreerunner21/03/2015
Anti-clockwise circuit from Cross of Greet Bridge, via Cross of Greet. Route and write-up at:
From big car park at Cross of Greet bridge. Path peters out quickly and then a flog through heather and bog. Not very white. 3rd of 3Thearlaichdubh27/10/2014
Cross of Greet Bridge,along Crosty Clough passing Shooters' Huts, to White Hill. Back via Botton Head Hill, Whitray Fell, Cross of Greet back down road to Cross of Greet Bridge. Very difficult to find way up over difficult terrain. Easy walk back along a fence. Great views of 3 peaks of Yorkshire.Lazylizzie14/09/2014
Skirted it on an 11mile walk. Expected to be 6hrs but raced through in under 4. Fine weather. Dry in preceeding week so feet stayed dry.laneyx13/09/2014
A mindless flog from the the road following a fence. Mercifully short. Put my foot down a boggy hole whilst taking a photo of Mrs Mindlessflogger 'enjoying' the tedium of it all. Only the discovery of a large glacial erratic beside the road to the north made the diversion on the way home worthwhile. (You cant miss it, its got steps up it).mindlessflogger19/05/2014
Short walk from Cross of Greet and surprisingly dry underfoot.bolton24/04/2014
Cross of Greet (plenty of parking) – Followed path alongside fence to summit. Tower to west was built as a sighting tower when surveying the route of the Haweswater Aqueduct. (PM)gerrybowes24/04/2014
Really enjoyed ascent from Cross of Greet, a beautiful spot. The 1/25K map a big help- landrover track to shooting hut, steep zigzag above the hut,then I could follow tracks all the way to Far Costy Clough. Followed clough bed as far as I could- this usually works to give good underfoot on peat moors and did today. About 200 m across poor terrain to the top; the 'ridges' looked awful going so I went back down by the clough, enjoying views of Craven/ 3 Peaks ahead, clear sunny day.pwheeler19/04/2014
Heavy going,terrain difficult,boggy,heathery,mossymike.gmh16/04/2014
Followed fence from Cross of Greet.Chris Peart28/11/2013
Miserable weather. Started at Greets Cross.Tedious underfoot following line of fence to summit. Some good views towards Ward's Stone. Cafe in Wray a must.iredale09/11/2013
Easy walk from the top of the road.moorsman03/10/2013
A long tranquil day walking the Hornby Road from Slaidburn to Brookhouse. White Hill was straightforward enough to add into my route, plus the rain held off. Can't ask for more than that.Alex C10/08/2013
Third visit to this Marilyn and trig. I expected the hill to be a lot drier than it was after our dry summer but yesterday's rain left the path of sorts beside the fence very wet. Walsh Fell running shoes were great in this sort of going thought.Dugswell201/08/2013
After visiting Easington Fell I drove here and walked (unaccompanied) from the Cross of Greet Cattle Grid SD 682608 by simply following the fence to the summit and returning via the same route. I stayed for over 30 minutes and operated on VHF for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)07/03/2013
should be called Black Hill! very much like the one with that name much further South, thankfully the bogs were, in the main, frozen.joseph mitchell02/03/2013
From Cross of Greet bridge, up shooters track. Looks easy on the map, it isn't! Track disappears (don't be fooled by Google Earth)& then very boggy all the way to summit. Hazy sunshine, still some snow around, enough to mask thigh deep bog for the unwary(me!). Apart from farmer near beginning we didn't see a soul for the whole trip. Not my favorite Marilyn.ianandbarbara18/02/2013
Date approx. With K.Ashley01/01/2013
estimated dateBug01/01/2013
From High Salter to NW, via track running to col below White Hill. Difficult progress to top. Onward over Wolfhole Crag to Ward's Stone and steeply back to start.nordicstar14/10/2012
From Cross of Greet Bridge - Track halfway up then find your own path!davepeel12/04/2012
Parked at the top of Lythe Fell Road, at Cross of Geet. Followed boggy path to summitSprog19/11/2011
Parked at Cross of Greet. Faint boggy path follows fence to summit.Lionel Bidwell05/11/2011
Parked by cattle grid near SD695600 so I could get the geocache on the way to summit. Went too far east, corrected heading and still ended up too far east - good job I had the gps!!signyred13/06/2011
Permissive path, no dogs.BLACKHILL12/02/2011
Came up from Cross of Greet Bridge via shooting cabins. A lot of powder snow still lying with a thin crust, plus the heather made it a bit of a slog. The trig point is impressive though. Excellent views of snowy Pen y Ghent to north and Pendle Hill to sBobKelly28/02/2010
Parked on a snowy road summit and followed a fence in ever deepening snow to the top of this hill. Nice views of the Yorkshire Dales.ChinnockC19/02/2010
done in soft snow, much harder than it sould have been, just beet the rainparlick21/01/2010
A squelchy walk from the Slaidburn road!Alan Caine15/11/2009
I quite liked the wildness of the place. Parked at Cross of Greet.clivevilla12/09/2009
Parked on road to NW at Cross of Greet. Followed fence across boggy ground in places to summitrobphys25/04/2009
As DK. Took wellies, used them after 400m, was dry conditions but wet in patches. Fairly good path.destaylor14/04/2009
Up alongside fence from Cross of Greet - not too boggyBramley05/04/2009
With Kate. From top of pass (13:40), followed boggy path along fence to top. Trig Pt and old lime kiln (?) nearby. Some sunshine, cold wind. Back to car 15:35 dbb12/03/2009
With: js; Parked by Cross of Greet and walked up the ridge to the trigpoint. Returned by the same route.Ian Baines01/03/2009
Dirty wet nasty hillM0ZZO30/08/2008
Geoff went with another radio hamG6MZX01/06/2008
close marilyn to home - easy up from the high benham road and the fence - the big stone near fourstones is worth a quick detour if going backl towards benthamgigglejon10/07/2007
Parked at approx: SD683608. Lots of bog, less then 100 steps from starting my knee was in the bog - Yuk!Jhimmy03/09/2006
Easy walk from Cross of Greet.JohnW21/07/2006
From top of pass at Cross of Greet. Followed fence to top, boggy and frequent snow showers. Summit has trig and strange square and tapered construction.Aye Jimmy08/04/2006
From Cross of Greets Bridge.In thick mist the fence running over the fell was a good guide. Trig Pillar on top. Water survey pillar west of the top. Rough and pathless.mick05/02/2006
and also 05/01/2007 in dark! Both for SOTAIan G7KXV21/01/2006
Trig revisit. Heather moorlandRHW21/08/2005
From Trough of Bowland with Ward's StoneGeoff Briggs03/03/2005
SOTA activationLeeroe31/10/2004
Round Grit Fell, Ward's Fell and White Hill from Westfield viewpoint. New stiles appeared.Eddie12/09/2004
The hardest walk of the day, approached from the cattle grid at Cross of Greet bridge. yorkie06/04/2003
Climbed after a business meeting near Blackpool.Man of Kernow109/06/2000
Followed wire fence on count boundary for 1 1/2 miles over swamp and tussock. Very wet. 16.30. Dead gold crest by fence on descent.arranc15/10/1999
No recollection of this at all! But it's logged in RHB. Presumably with CW.meugher19/06/1999
Date is first visit. Notes from later...classic dull boggy heathery view-less summit, irritating climb. No access problems. from road summit to NW @ 683602 RHW18/10/1998
Christmas day ascent with Martin & Val (from / to Halifax for Christmas dinner in evening)Chris Pearson25/12/1994
Up alongside fence from Cross of GreetDugswell216/01/1994
From Slaidburn.ChrisR22/04/1990
On a trip from Quernmore to Giggleswick 2005(?) - sadly after it had become legal.summitsupblank
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