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Name:Great Stony Hill
Hill number:2721
Height:708m / 2323ft
Parent (Ma):2714  Burnhope Seat
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Durham (CoU)
Catchment:Tees, Catchment Boundaries, Wear
Watershed:Wearmouth, Tees Bay
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
Grid ref:NY 82361 35933
Summit feature:ground by trig point on opposite side to cairn
Col:654m  NY811364  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91 92
(1:25k) OL31W
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 280 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Following the fence from Great Stony Hill and then follow the fence down and across the track and onto Three Pikes.JulieB23/06/2020
From Burnhope Reservoir via Burnhope Seat and Hardwood Common. Followed fence. Wet under foot - peat hags and bog. Passed some old mine shafts. Returned via old road Grasshill Causeway. Excellent summit for views.NorthernWayfarer20/06/2020
with Anthony Falkenburgvegibagger26/05/2020
Parked by track to Grass Hill farm. Great Stony Hill, Three Pikes, back up the road.PGCE17/05/2020
Roadside parking at start of track at NY 81319 35101. Good track before branching off across good going to top. Thick mist.Campbell Singer05/01/2020
Roadside parking by gate to track on B6277 to SW. Up track to old mine workings then across moor to summit of Great Stony Hill. Followed fence down to track then onto Three Pikes through several deep ditches and boggy ground.mart079709/08/2019
Roadside verge parking (NY 8217 3423). The RoW shown on my 25k map very tenuous. Dropped down to Three Pikes via Causeway Hill for a 6k circular walk.jonglew25/07/2019
As per Nuttalls' 10.1 minus Three Pikes. Lovely clear day and vey dry underfoot.milimana23/05/2019
From Burnhope Reservoir, Nuttalls route without Three Pikes. Sunny but very wet underfootGary Heath17/02/2019
2nd try at Nuttalls Burnhope Seat circuit also failed. Time pressure made me omit 3 Pikes, and after doing this one I fell in a bog, spent 10 min squeezing out socks and gloves before continuing, but then was texted by K to say she'd broken her wrist, so had to abort the rest and go home. Another go next year, hopefully.IanHHill05/11/2018
Gavin Theobald28/09/2018
Parked by the Burnhope Reservoir and followed the Grasshill Causeway. A short detour brought me to the summit. Walk continued to Three Pikes.Sprog15/09/2018
Smelly Boots27/07/2018
Ben Rinnes13/07/2018
Nuttal routeSlash312/05/2018
Lovely day, with LindaJohn Lee14/04/2018
From Burnhope Reservoirlenman01/04/2018
Oops! Trying to bag Burnhope Seat. Nice sunny/snowy walk with Sal.davechaffey02/02/2018
Climbed in the snowtomd420/01/2018
From B6277 via track. Sunny with soft snow for last 400m to trig point.Winterfloodian07/01/2018
A damp and overcast day for the walk up from Burnhope Reservoir. Continued on past the trig to make a circular walk back to the start. Mainly on tracks with the odd pathless and boggy section but not too bad. More tracks being made around these parts so the going may get easier in the future. An 8.5 mile walk altogether.Walker Dan04/12/2017
By descending a short way from Dead Stones I picked up a bulldozed track leading down to Burnhope Burn, which had to be forded, and a shooting hut, after which it climbed again. In hindsight, when I got to the ridge, I could have carried on going and then taken another track from Manor Gill to shortly before the summit; but instead I followed the fence line, which was even wetter than the approach to Dead Stones, and I fell over on a muddy bank out of a peat hag. At least there were views of Burnhope Reservoir which I would not have seen from the lower track. The summit is marked by a whitewashed trig point.peter4lc27/10/2017
Tony S14/09/2017
Miners' track from B6277 passing near Grass Hill Farm to near path high point then 340 metres of dry moor to summit. Then relatively dry moorland plod to Three Pikes then back to B-road.Dugswell201/07/2017
A purgatorial Pennine plod in heavy rain, fog and cold wind, the circuit from Burnhope reservoir. Up the path from Stripe Head, across the moor to an ATV track leading to Highwatch Currick, along the wall and then the fence. A bit of path, but numerous bogs and hags to avoid. Brief respite from the weather at the Dead Stones hut, then struck out across peat bogs and hags to Burnhope Seat. A brief section on wooden pallets at the most gruesome section avoids drowning. Found the trig and the top, then through interminable bogs to the delightfully dry and hag-free Great Stony Hill, the best top of the day. There's a fence all the way, contrary to the map, so navigation is dead easy. One last massive bog and then an easy descent on the track.Gill29/06/2017
Reached with a little detour whilst walking the Northern Crossway, a up and down from the track.WAYNE ROWLETT20/06/2017
on ridge walk from Burnhope Seat to the track SE where there was lots of barytes spoil; down track to B6277... and more; see Burnhope Seat for log of walk. Unusually dry underfoot made the entire high level section very pleasant.pwheeler06/05/2017
Approach from Burnhope Seat. Nice top, good views - have made a number of previous visits on a cycling day out.ger23/04/2017
Solid cairn and a nice viewpoint for the area. Best ascent probably via track. 2nd of day. SoloTom D07/04/2017
Started at Burnhope Resorvoir parking on the NE end of dam. Walked along N side of resorvoir to the far western end. Took track leading up the hill side to Green Laws and Highwatch Currick. Battled with into the wind to Dead Stones and into the low cloud. Welcome stop in the shelter on Dead Stones before continuing to south to Burnhope Seat, Scraith Head, Harwood Common, Scaud Hill finishing on Great Stony Hill. I returned via the rough track down to Grasshill Causeway and the resorvoir.axe.stephen19/02/2017
cumbria mammoth27/11/2016