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Name:Brown Bank
Hill number:16365
Height:435m / 1427ft
Parent (Ma):3682  Cracoe Fell
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Aire, Catchment Boundaries, Wharfe
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:SE 00619 57196
Summit feature:huge boulder
Col:394m  SD997574  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 104
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Survey:Abney level
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Park by reservoir, then up to Crookrise reservoir, across country on compass bearing in the mist. I found myself a little disorientated, my compass had become pole reversed. Must have been to near my phone. The backup compass saved the day. Summit by big rock, or indeed on rock.cjo25/11/2019
Parked at Embsay reservoir and ran up to Cracoe Fell then Thorpe Fell and down to Upper Barden reservoir before the pull up to Brown Bank. Then dropped down to Embsay Cray before returning to the car.Fellhugger24/11/2019
Ran to the summit during round of Cracoe Fell. Had an orange jelly baby. Started thinking about milk shakes at Billy Bobs.cockwomble24/11/2019
Barden Moor round with Smudge 2 of 3SteveG24/11/2019
Halton Moor C/P circular with SG.Smudge24/11/2019
Parked at Embsay reservoir and ran up to Cracoe Fell then Thorpe Fell and down to Upper Barden reservoir before the pull up to Brown Bank. Then dropped down to Embsay Cray before returning to the car.cackleberry24/11/2019
16.00 triangular walk up from Embsay then across SW to the trig pillar for sunset over Pendle Hill. Down next to the reservoir.vegibagger20/11/2019
Solo from SE 03754 55358. High Crag (Halton Height trig pt), Brown Bank & Crook Rise Top trig pt.ADT19/10/2019
Brown Bank, Elboltonkeithouk26/05/2019
5th top of 8 on a route from Grassington to Skipton climbing Elbolton and Kail hill then Thorpe Fell, continuing to Cracoe Fell then a across to this top, an easy climb up the boulder but very windy so continued to the 433m spot height and recorded a similar if not higher figure on a mossy boulder. I had my packed lunch behind the wind shelter found nearby and then continued to High Crag...Dazingdale29/12/2018
Relatively easy heather bash from Halton heights via south top. Talked to mum and dad on phone. Jogged back to road on track, arriving just before rain and darkness.Wycombe Wanderer15/09/2018
Bagged en route to Cracoe Fell. Path up from EmbsayButeobuteo07/04/2018
Sharp Haw, Rough Haw, Flasby Fell, Brown Bank, High Cragkeithouk04/03/2018
Drove from Thornton in Craven - Nutter Cote Hill - and parked at Embsay. Walked up to Embsay Crag in Beautiful weather then floundered a bit by trying to take short cuts through snow-covered heather, but eventually reached the top shortly before sunset. I'd been within 100m of the top at least 3 times before.IanHHill11/12/2017
From parking area by Halton Height. A straightforward yomp along estate tracks an hour and here I was. Off to Cracoe as main objective had improved from earlier on but still squally.stig_nest06/09/2017
Also visited 433m spot to the south. Seemed just as high.Adrian03/09/2017
Top is just off easy path from westtrimarc223/05/2017
Solo circuit of three topsAimless Rambler22/05/2017
Followed path up from east of Embsay Crag; clear day, good views all round. Curlew aplenty.JOHNS21/05/2017
Run home - Ellie dropped off at Embsay, over Brown Bank to Upper Barden Reservoir and on to Burnsallpatriciagill25/04/2017
Brown Bank from Black Hill GR SE 03784 55568ronaldo33326/12/2016
3/6 Yorkshire hill bagging day Third of six (Skipton Moor/Sharp How/Brown Bank/Cracoe Fell/Thorpe Fell Top/Greenhow Hill Top)Fergalh13/11/2016
From cattle grid on minor road to south east.ngthack30/10/2016
From High Crag, pathless route avoiding estate workers on track as I was camping (illegal). The summit boulder has a rudimentary cross carved on the topmost point.mick21/09/2016
from top of Eastby Road, with Elly. There and back stroll on good track.Bramley28/02/2016
12.3 mile circular from car park at Halton Moor walked up to Halton Height (High Crag), then followed lane up to Brown Bank, across to the cross then onto Cracoe Fell (Watt Crag), walked back down wall to another lane then cut across heather to Thorpe Fell Top trig, cut back to lane then followed lanes to Upper Barden Reservoir dam back to the car park. Bagged Sharp Haw and Rough Haw earlier that day.DanTrig11/02/2016
Parking in the church car park just north of the main village (not Sundays I would imagine though). Walk north then pick up the bridleway just to the east. Through the moor wall and a path can be followed all the way to the top. 4.25 miles and about 2 hours return.moorsman21/10/2015
Track from ESE. Excellent parking.jimbloomer27/08/2015
Embsay, Eastby, High crag, Brown bank, Embsay.robert03/08/2015
As part of a circular route of High Crag, Brown Bank, Cracoe Fell and Thorpe Fell Top. Straightforward in terms of access and navigation.JohnStoneham17/05/2015
Solo.Dangerous Dave03/04/2015
With James and Jaden from Embsay ReservoirCharlieRose20/04/2014
summit hurried over on way off Thorpe and Burnsall Fell- see Watt Crag logpwheeler18/04/2014
Same route as Aye Jimmy.Sunny intervals,cool wind but good visibility.catman23/03/2014
Parked at top of Embsay-Barden road. Followed large track all the way, passes within 100m of summit. Fine moorland setting, large boulders abound. Spoilt only by a surfeit of signposts!Aye Jimmy09/03/2014
Parked to the SE after the cattle grid for a 10 minute walk to back Halton Height trig and large cairn. Then off piste route to bag grid squares for Geograph before bagging Brown Bank, a P41 hill, then return to car.Dugswell223/11/2013
Highest point is top of large rock.Anton19/11/2013
With Jo, circular walk from Halton Moor: bridleway to Brown Bank, path by wall to the Memorial Cross Cracoe Fell (Obelisk), across fell to Thorpe Fell Top, descending NE to tracks past Barden Reservoirs. Weather; sunny, cold wind, very good visibility.amblerbob04/11/2013
Up the track from the reservoir. Several points around here seem equally high, so bagged them all. The big boulder has an ankh carved into the top!DanHolme05/10/2013
From Embsay Reservoir car park at SJ 99891 54416. Circular walk taking in Embsay Crag, Brown Bank & Crookrise Crag Top.David Gradwell10/07/2011
Re-completion 8 years later since my original English Marilyns completion (on IOW) following switch of marilyn status from Thorpe Fell Top to Cracoe Fell. A long moorland walk with Lesley from east up past reservoirs and along again to Thorpe Fell Top to complete a circuit.Chris Pearson23/10/2010
pleasant rocky summit, dullish view. circuit from Embsay Resr car pk to SSW RHW04/10/2003
Bolton Abbey to RylstoneMac.Hawk03/11/2002
2 of 2: From High Crag via Cookrise Crag TP.ChrisR07/04/1991
done with Thorpe Fell, then past Rolling Gate Crags, Cracoe edge and Rylestone Crags.joseph mitchell01/08/1990
2 of 4: From High Crag.ChrisR26/11/1989
Walk with Chris & Rover scouts from Bolton Abbey station to Cracoe monument and backcitygent18/07/1964