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Name:Hailshowers Fell
Hill number:16489
Height:486m / 1594ft
Parent (Ma):2814  White Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire (CoU), North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Lune, Catchment Boundaries, Ribble
Watershed:Liverpool Bay, Morecambe Bay
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:SD 69778 60814
Summit feature:no feature: rough grass 5m S of fence
Col:421m  SD684607  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL41E
Observations:ground 300m NW is just lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 58 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Late evening ascent from Greets Cross. Spongy rather than boggy. Followed fence line all the way. Beautiful late evening views of Morecambe Bay on return.Campbell Singer12/07/2020
Small parking area 20m N. of Cross of Greet summit at SD 6824 6087. From parking area down ATV track, over dry stream bed & across to fence line - Up ATV track along N. side of fence to fence junction - Over stile & ATV track along E. side of fence; needed to hop over fence to bag summit which is marked with 4 stones. (S)gerrybowes23/06/2020
From Cross of Greet bridge, faint path and shepherds quad bike track directly up to Hailshowers Fell (tiny cairn), on to Bowland Knotts and Whelpstone Crag. Descent through Gisburn forest. Very windy cool May day.Lazylizzie23/05/2020
Followed fence line from cross of greet. Faint quad track improves a little with hieght, but generally wet underfoot.cjo24/11/2019
Small cairn on S side of fence.Via vague, rough and boggy 'ridge' path on long grass from Bowland Knotts. Wild views on sunny hazy day.Denise 24/08/2019
From Keasden Road cattle grid. Continued along ridge to Burn Moor and back. NNick Caunt17/07/2019
Bog trot in steady rain. Bit soaked. What we do to collect N Yorks County TuMPs..!!vegibagger08/12/2018
Fine ridge walk but pointless toppeebs01/11/2018
2nd of 3 along the border ridge, after Burn Moor. Great views, esp of 3 Peaks. on to Bowland Knotts and bike strategically left near road at col.IanHHill28/08/2018
From Bowland Knotts. Easier walking than expected on dry ground, following ATV route. Predictably fine view of the Three Peaks made me think I should have done the walk in more scenic weather. On to Burn Moor.Wycombe Wanderer11/08/2018
Solo. Bowland Knotts then Hailshowers Fell. Good parking to N.E. by cattle grid at 422mtrs, Foster's Crag.ADT10/07/2018
After Bowland Knotts. Onto Burn Moor. Great views but a fairly boring hillLongwojo23/06/2018
From Bowland Knotts. Descended north-west to Copy Nook, then over Cold Stone and Ravens Castle to the summit. Returned the same way. With AT on a day of sunshine and snow showers.Man of Kernow125/11/2017
with Andy from cross of greet after white hillcolinfielding03/11/2017
Up from Cross of Greet and into Bowland Knotts. Reasonably dry.bevandy11403/11/2017
This with Bowland Knotts and Burn Moor from the cattle gridbardolph22/05/2017
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
Sheep with its head and horns stuck fast in a wire fence took a huge effort to free and gave a taxing interlude on the swampy plod from Bowland Knotts. Nice wave cloud layers over distant Pen y Ghent. With L on 14 mile walk from cottage near Eldrorth. Next more of the same swampy plodding to Burn Moor but with no more gordian knotts to unravel.Chris Pearson28/10/2016
With Jo, from Cross of Greet. Weather; sunny, warm, good, if somewhat hazy, visibility. Tramped around both sides of new fence.amblerbob03/06/2016
From road summit to Wjimbloomer02/06/2016
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.b2dan14/05/2016
Easy ascent from Cross of Greet beside fence on dull,mild,windy afternoon.Reasonably dry under foot except for first 200 yards,but no doubt would be much worse after a spell of rain.catman11/05/2016
After Bowland Knotts, on way to Burn Moor. Ironically in worst hailstorm ever experienced on the hills. Strong wind made it extremely painful. Thunder & lightning as well.ngthack27/03/2016
Solo. From parking area at Cross of Greet. I had bagged White Hill first. No dogs allowed up here on this Access Land.Dangerous Dave19/03/2016
From Bowland Knotts road top to Clapham station after CMC reunion meet - showery day.Smudge02/08/2015
Parked at Cross of Greet, followed fence to ridge, then SE to top.PeteF19/04/2015
Parked 2/3 up the Cross of Greet pass from Slaidburn. Back down the road a bit and up Clunter Clough and rough grass to broad summit near fence. Walked along ridge to other possible 'summits'.Aye Jimmy30/03/2014
Parked at summit of the road. Once the initial stream is crossed (very boggy so keep to the south of the fence)a footpath running alongside the fence can be picked up which can be followed all the way to the summit. When the summit wall is reached the walking is easier at the other (eastern) side once it gives way to fencing.moorsman03/10/2013
Parked after cattle grid at 427 metres at SD6823860865 then Great Harlow, Hailshowers Fell, Bowlands Knotts, return to Hailshowers Fell, Great Harlow, Thistle Hill, Burn Moor and then to road below Moor Cock Farm and then up road back to my car. Very hot sunny day with drier than average moorland underfoot. 486 metre point next to fence didn't seem to be the highest point walking either way over this hill today. A quad track seemed to stop at the highest point before a lower cairn, buried stake and grit point.Dugswell207/07/2013
Small car park at Cross of Greet Bridge at SD 70247 58996. Bowland Knotts NE Top (tiny 430m contour at SD 72736 60627) - Knotteranum - Bowland Knotts - Hailshowers Hill. Carried on to Raven's Castle then descended via Little Clough back to the roadDavid Gradwell05/08/2012
Penultimate English 400m top. Dull tussocky summit: fine view around N horizon. Stump of Cross of Greet at road has bolted cut BM. From pass to W (Cross of Greet) RHW12/07/2008
Bentham to Settle via Burn Moor, Great Harlow, Ravens Castle, Foster's Craggs, Dovenanter, Kings Gate, Rouster Green and Bank Lane.Mac.Hawk09/05/2008
Walked the ridge on contig walk see Bowland Knotts enrtymick19/04/2008
On a trip from Quernmore to Giggleswick 2005(?) - sadly after it had become legal.summitsup01/01/1952
Steve Clark28/05/2020
Dave Geere16/04/2018
Alan Caine03/08/2015
Martin R31/08/2013
Edwin Gradwell05/08/2012