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Name:Warton Crag
Hill number:5299
Height:163m / 535ft
Parent (Ma):2682  Hutton Roof Crags
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Clem
Grid ref:SD 49185 72789
Summit feature:large limestone boulder 4m north of trig point
Col:37m  SD509755  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 97
(1:25k) OL7S
Observations:dense thicket might hide higher features
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Climbed before but definite top reached today. From CP by Old School Brewery in Warton village. Muddy woodland walk then onto top. Trig and beacon.Argentum6612/01/2020
Great conditions. Clear with blue skies from the Warton quarry car park. Many paths on the east side of the quarry to the summit. The bird assassins were out in force to the NW of the summit. Solo in just over 30 minutes.bolton03/01/2020
Parked to the South in Quarry car park SD491724. Then as others - head East first then uphill - many paths.David Evans01/12/2019
From the quarry car park, heading east then turning left on a path into a little wood. Stile out of the wood, then continued mostly straight up until above the cliffs. Left along the top and through a gate. Turned uphill about 50m after the gate, and on paths to the summit.LizH15/11/2019
From quarry car park, paths up to the east of the quarry.Topographer5724/10/2019
From the quarry car park up to the Trig pillar carried on to Occupation Rd track into Warton. Walked through the village back to the carWayne Mac04/07/2019
A happy discovery of the beautiful Warton Crag Nature Reserve with Izzy and Jenna. We saw a mother and fawn roe deer walking through a glade. Magical.MrHallorann29/05/2019
From the quarry car park, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL24/02/2019
Parked in the free car park on Crag Road in Warton. The hill is a maze of paths but we managed to find the summit in the mist. Walk continued to Heald Brow.Sprog28/12/2018
Car Park next to OSB Brewery at SD 49782 72434 - W. along path beneath crags & then along edge of limestone escarpment until just beyond a gate at 492725 - N. up path through woods to beacon, summit boulder & trig point. (S)gerrybowes05/09/2018
Lots of paths through the woods. Up via Bridleway from east, then left turn soon after we started to drop down. Difficult to cut the corner along wall line. Better just to walk a bit further.jenx05/09/2018
With Jenx en route to Manchester and flight to Crete, same route as last time from East. Nice forest walking, good topnordicstar05/09/2018
Dirt parking spot on minor road to SE, probably would have been quicker from the main car park due S of summit. Plenty of tracks lead up to the top.jonglew25/04/2018
Walk up from Carnforth station - bitterly cold day but decent views. Really must remember gloves next time.JOHNS18/03/2018
With Rosie. Yvonne and Izzy stopped half wayLongwojo25/02/2018
With Ann, Gerard, Julie, John and Kim from the quarry car park to the south. Not as daunting as it may first appear.Newton Maximus01/01/2018
Up from Warton Grange via ploughed over and planted path. Down to Warton.Eddie30/06/2017
From Warton village taking a path along scars, above the quarry, then up through little scars (Beacon Breast). Good view from clearing on edge of summit area. Returned via evidently the main path, in Strickland Wood, which meets the bw on the NE side of the reserve at the first reserve sign coming from Coach Road. Good fun tracing paths- get a reserves map (online) to supplement the 1/25K OS map.pwheeler12/06/2017
Delightful easy climb.ijpowell03/06/2017
With LAA and LornaGCW21/05/2017
With K from E. Beautiful limestone nature reserve. Great views out over sea from summit. Wood was alive with birds and deer just before dusk.Ashley13/05/2017
With Jo, from quarry cp. Ascended over Beacon Breast, continued north to Occupation Road, before returning along Crag Road. Weather; cloudy, mild, moderate views.amblerbob13/03/2017
Lovely hill. From first car park on Crag Road adjacent to brewery. There are 3 limestone levels to the top and multiple paths to choose from higher up.Mark Sims23/02/2017
Good clear February dayjon283604/02/2017
With Anne-Mariecitygent01/01/2017
En route to the Lakes. Many footpaths from car park to South east Trig at top but HP outcropping rock nearbyDenise 27/12/2016
On footpaths from car park on W side of Warton.RichardM27/12/2016
Parked on Crag Road, Warton and meandered up. There are interesting views, wild flowers and loads of different routes.clivevilla07/08/2016
Lots of twitchers in car park with big lenses, watching nesting peregrines. What a barmy pastime :-) Interesting climb, with some scrambly bits.ngthack08/05/2016
From minor road to the east, good views of the flooding below.rhalstead27/12/2015
The 1:25000 map shows the paths well. I took the Trengrove route, beginning the ascent from the south-east side, then left the summit to the north-east before meandering to Silverdale station. Off-path routes look rather more challenging...Pete R07/11/2015
From occupation road, up track to Beacon. Growing dark by this time so was keen to get back down and avoid snapping ankle in grikes; would have liked to spend some time cave hunting.DanHolme29/10/2015
Highpoint of the day on a good vigorous walk from Arnside hostel to Lancaster university.Alex C08/07/2015
Parked in quarry car park at SD 49135 72390 - impressive cliff for climbers. Took path east above lane, then various paths to summit. The fell-is so criss-crossed by paths that the route would be impossible to describe. A GPS with summit location proved very helpful in order not to get lost in the undergrowth! If you are approaching from the south and cross a stile and climb on a slightly scrambley path through some crags, you are on the right route. Above is a bracken-infested plateau just south of the summit. Where the path divides, take the right-hand fork which leads easily to the summit. Do not take the left-hand fork (as I first did) which peters out in thorny briars. No idea of my route back, but I got back to the car eventually! An interesting fell, though.Man of Kernow103/07/2015
Solo.Dangerous Dave10/01/2015
RW & Luna Doggdickiewren03/01/2015
Arnside-Arnside Knott-Middlebarrow Hill-Heald Brow-Trowbarrow-Thrang Brow-Cringlebarrow Hill-Yealand Hill-Warton Crag-Hunting Hill-Carnforthcampagvelocet19/11/2014
A quick walk up from the car park next to the small brewery, shame about the trees blocking the viewbardolph17/11/2014
A superb hill; but, direct access from car park not recommended.richtea504009/05/2014
Parked up hill at Bridleway. Good pony path to high point, then cut up wooded ridge to meet paths from quarry and NW. Still muddy for shirt section. Top near clear of trees. Great views over the bay and to Arnside Knott. 20 mins each way.nordicstar04/04/2014
Very muddy. Walking from Carnforth to Arnside with Les, Julie & Dawnrb26/01/2014
Steep but easy ascent from quarry car park (to the E side) on narrow path through trees and limestone.Minto22/12/2013
On circular walk from Tewitfield with Bridget and Oscar.Good views on way up but none from top!catman31/03/2013
With Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge31/03/2013
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie31/03/2013
Silverdale to Over Kellet. Took in Yealand Hill (P30) & Three Brothers (rocking stones) en route.Smudge13/01/2013
Nice short top. Good views on the way up, and a bit of a scramble in places.The Team19/05/2012
Always caught my eye while passing on the railway or M6 and was relieved to find it as good to climb as it looks. Lots of choice of routes up the south side with scrambling fun as well. Delightful views in the southern arc.Jake99407/04/2012
Came up from the car park in Warton village, unfortunately we didn't get the views as it was foggy.hillhiker12/02/2012
Carnforth to Arnside via Warton Crag > Heald Brow > Silverdale > Arnside Knott. W/- IG,TG,TM. Sloe picking.gary.jones406/11/2011