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Name:Smearsett Scar
Hill number:5315
Height:363m / 1191ft
Parent (Ma):2780  Ingleborough
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Ribble, Lune
Watershed:Liverpool Bay, Morecambe Bay
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 80246 67807
Summit feature:cairn incorporating limestone boulder
Drop:136m
Col:227m  SD804691  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL2S OL41E
Observations:cairn is 3m NW of trig point
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Parked at the excellent 'Knights Table Cafe Bar & Restaurant' in Little Stainforth - W. along Dales High Way to stile into Access Land at 802675 - Over stile & up path on left side of wall (1 more stile) before heading WSW up to the trig point & summit cairn. Continued to Feizor Thwaite. (S)gerrybowes16/10/2019
Solo from P & D car park in Stainforth. Circular route taking in Smearsett Scar and Feizor Thwaite.ADT23/08/2019
From Stainforth, roadside parking just outside the (paying) car park.jonglew03/08/2019
from Stainforth, with Tammy, Fudge, and SidHippo22/05/2019
Approach from Stainforth. Very impressive & distinct hill with good summit views.ger16/05/2019
Mostly followed Wainwrights route but started from Stainforth and used Ribble Way to Stackhouse. Route to and through Happy Valley is problematic access. Sadly misty until we were finishing the walk.Nick Caunt21/02/2019
From Stainforth.BLACKHILL31/12/2018
Triggedvegibagger19/09/2018
From Stainforthrhalstead28/05/2018
Feizor Thwaite > Smearsett Scar from GR: SD 82041 67286ronaldo33317/12/2017
A 2nd ascent on A beautiful 3 hr circuit (despite the grey gloomy weather)with L and Martha the little spaniel who at one point needed cutting free from brambles that held her fast by her long shaggy coat, ears and tail! From Giggleswick - schoolboy cairn - Giggleswick Scar-Freizor -north to join fps and stiles up NW flank -down to Stainfoth Force - and followed the Ribble back.Chris Pearson03/11/2017
With Jo, from Stainforth: across packhorse bridge, then continuing forward on footpath towards Feizor before diverting firstly onto Feizor Thwaite and then to Smearsett Scar. Return was along the footpath over Hargreaves Bank. Weather; lovely sunny day with excellent all round views.amblerbob27/10/2017
Parked at the triangle junction on Brunton road & headed down Kiln Hill Lane into Feizor. Took footpath East & picked my way up onto the ridge. Lovely summit,views of Ingleborough & Pen-y-Ghent both capped with cloud. Return the same way. On own.MorecambeMonkey25/10/2017
Feizor Thwaite, Smearsett Scar, hwaite Scars, Ingleboroughkeithouk27/08/2017
Really beautiful summit, views to die for.steven ruffles18/07/2017
With K. Lovely limestone evening. Summited about 10pm. From road to east; parking on verge tricky but possible.Ashley10/06/2017
Parking at Little Stainforth very difficult due to yellow lines. However, there is a wonderful cafe there which will permit parking for customers. Alt 220m. Pot of tea and a cream cake for under 4 pound. Path leads alongside farm and through a gate. It then carries straight on at the bend across the pasture. All walls crossed by stiles so you know if you are on the correct route. 4.77 km return to include Feizor Thwaite. 90 minutes.moorsman18/02/2017
From Feizor. After Feizor Thwaite. Great tea room to go down to. Topo section Q07 completed.ngthack13/07/2016
Wow! This has to be a contender for the best hill in Yorkshire! Circular route from Feizor, taking in Feizor Thwaite and then back along this lovely limestone ridge. Icecream & drinks at the tearoom rounded off a brilliant afternoon walk. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave02/05/2016
Good to get some views after a white-out on Ingleborough.Alex C20/06/2015
I agree with marktrengrove (log 30/08/13), when he describes this as 'a very fine Yorkshire Fell' It is indeed a very fine hill with some scrambling possible to get to the summit. I approached from Little Stainforth and battled force 4/5 winds and driving hail that came in determined assaults. however, I was equally as determined so forced a passage through the maelstrom. (Ok a little overdramatised, not exactly the Cairngorm plateau but i like a bit of poetic licence). i would have enjoyed the view but for the buffeting so i retreated to find a pub...job done!thenomad10/12/2014
Climbed up from Stainforth via pack horse bridge.chriswatson31/08/2013
Parked below the cross roads at Little Stainforth, by the caravan site (grid ref. SD 81508 67172). Took lane, then track west onto the moor, then north over a wall. Then steeply up to fine summit with large cairn in midst of limestone pavement. Continued along fine ridge to Pot Scar, then retraced outward route. A very fine Yorkshire fell.Man of Kernow130/08/2013
Circular from Stainforth, calling at the Foss on the way up, which was spectacular after last night's rain. Thence up through the fields doing my best to dodge the pockets of cows..hillhiker28/07/2013
From rough layby on B6480 at SD 75710 65813. Summits: Pot Scar - Smearsett Scar - Feizor Thwaite - Reinsber Scar - Giggleswick Scar. Also included visits to Dead Man's Cave & Kinsey Cave.David Gradwell16/06/2013
Langcliffe Stackhouse Happy Vally Smearsett Scar Little Stainforth Stainforth Upper Winskill Victoria Caves Attermire Cave and Scar LangcliffeAndy Hirst14/01/2013
Circular walk from Stainforth.Wonderful limestone country and great views even when overcastcatman05/01/2013
Stainforth, Smearsett Scar, Feizor and return by Dead Man's cave. Windy on the tops. Nice cuppa in café at Feizor.Walker Dan01/09/2012
Easy parking at the beginning of track at Little Stainforth. Track then paths. Fine hill. Some walls to find the best way across.destaylor25/07/2012
mainly cloudy, calm, from Stainforth then thro' Feizor and back along river via the Forcejoseph mitchell07/04/2012
Giggleswick - Stainforth Force - Smearsett Scar - Feizor - Giggleswick. Mainly cloudy but brightPaulH19/03/2012
Watched Lynn in start of 3 Peaks cylco cross then circuit with Lesley from Selside (Pennine Hut where L had once cycled to from Leeds) Passed Alum Pot and steeply up to Park fell -slanting descent SE cross country and out skirting across limestone pavements to Moughton -looped back and down across valley (mostly on fps)to climb to Thwaite Scars -down Dales High Way and up Smearset Scar -back along river to Horton (and hitched a lift to car)Chris Pearson26/09/2011
A lovely walk from Horton in fantastic weather conditionsRamblingbadgers20/08/2011
From Stainforth with Anna, easy stroll.citygent18/04/2011
Parked just S of Hargeaves Barn. Followed ROW to past the last wall then up to reach summit ridge W of trig.chrisbien31/10/2010
Walked from Settle, via Giggleswick Scar and Dead Mans Cave, then back via Stainforth Force and along the Ribble. Lovely day for a walk on 10/10/10.CandS3710/10/2010
From Feizor with ground frozen and clear views.Dugswell208/01/2009
From Stainforth, nice Jack Keighley walk to rough summit with trig and shelter. Continued behind Pot Scar, then returned via track from Feizor.Aye Jimmy05/08/2008
This always was a great lunchtime walk during split shifts at Stainforth YHA. A great 'hidden valley' usually free of many other walkers, and even a couple of small caves once the summit's bagged. Also close to the North Bowland Traverse.DanHolme10/04/2005
worth a trip up from feizor - date approxgigglejon01/10/2004
fine hill, lovely view. FP from E RHW23/11/2002
Galltywenallt16/05/1993
One of AW's Walks in Limestone Country.arranc04/05/1981
Fine mostly cloudy day to have an appreciative ramble in this lovely, extremely interesting area. From Buckhaw Brow, also went on Pot Scar (lots of bare rock), Celtic Wall, back to Buckhaw Brow then over Giggleswick Scar to Giggleswick. First visit in July 1974 was in constant rain and we missed bits out in a hurry to get to the Game Cock at Austwick. Several visits since.pwheeler15/02/1975
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BaggerGutt08/07/2018
Andy West17/05/2018
Jon F12/02/2018