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Name:Whins Brow
Hill number:5318
Height:476m / 1562ft
Parent (Ma):2811  Ward's Stone
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire (CoU)
Hill area:Forest of Bowland
Catchment:Ribble
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 63650 53299
Summit feature:ground 3m NNE of trig point
Drop:134m
Col:342m  SD624545  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 102 103
(1:25k) OL41W
Observations:ground 15m E of trig point at SD 63664 53295 is just lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 125 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the TroughClach Liath20/05/2020
From layby at top of Trough Road: Middle Knoll, Whitendale, Wolfhole Crag, Brennand Tarn, Whin's Brow. First time out after lockdown and able to do local walk of more than 1 hour. Ground very dry for this area, mixed cold winds and sun.Lazylizzie16/05/2020
Walked up from Dunsop Bridge with Adrian to Brennand Farm. Up Ouster Rake then along the boggy fence line to the trig, fine albeit very windy weather accompanying us. Views all around were excellent - dropped down via the footpath to Trough Barn and followed the road back for a cuppa at Puddleducks. 9 miles, easy navigation, very wet underfoot on Whins Brow.JOHNS29/02/2020
Top of Blaze Moss > Whins Brow from GR: SD 62213 53098ronaldo33318/01/2020
Top of Blaze Moss > Whins Brow from GR: SD 62213 53098Hippster18/01/2020
Easy parking at 623530. Followed the fence to the summit on a reasonable track. 50 minute return. Solo.bolton02/01/2020
From road head to the SW S4700 on the trig... Millennium American independence day trigvegibagger27/11/2019
From the road summit parking area. Alongside the fence.Minto23/11/2019
Much appreciated drop off from Mark T at the top of the Trough of Bowland enabled me to get a fine linear route from here over to Slaidburn hostel for the night.Alex C22/11/2019
From cattle grid (SD 6225 5305). Followed fenceline, south side a little easier.jonglew29/08/2019
Walked from Dunsop Bridge via Trough of Bowland road to Trough Barn, then Bridle Track to fence junction on shoulder of Whins Brow and up to Summit. Returned via Brennands Farm and Dunsop valley. A really nice walk to set me up for the evening's footie!IanHHill03/04/2019
From the Trough of Bowland, parking area just NW of cattle grid. Followed the fence, rather a dull trudge to start, but fine, open moorland views along ridge the last third. Thin trod all the way, just a few wet or peaty patches. Sunny all day, hazy but more so below about 300m.pwheeler27/02/2019
solo from top of the trough road before workcolinfielding23/02/2019
While exploring Dunsop, Brennand and Sykes Nab w. Iz and Jenna. Jennas biggest walk so far at 14km. Well done Jenna!MrHallorann10/02/2019
Parking area 50m NW of cattle grid at 622531 - Path/trod up N. side of fence for about 500m to kissing gate - Through gate & then path/ATV track on S. side of fence. A kissing gate about 40m short of trig point provides easy access to summit. (S)gerrybowes05/02/2019
From lay-by nr the cattle grid at the top of pass. All the way up nr fence. Cool after the heat further south. With B and R.jenx07/08/2018
With Jenx and Bryher from road col, at last some cooler weather, pleasant up and down along fence linenordicstar07/08/2018
From the col, up along the fence and down via FP by Rams Clough. Then back up the road to the col.bevandy11425/03/2018
Top of pass to Whins Brow and return, then Top of Blaze Moss and back.ijpowell24/03/2018
From highpoint of road through trough. Dry but lying snow. Very cold.Longwojo09/02/2018
On Marmot Dark Mountains route.nix_snilloc28/01/2018
As part of Marmot Dark Mountains 2018 A class.Jim T28/01/2018
Summit by Trig on peat hag. Softly frozen frosty heather moorland. Lovely clear sunny day. Parked at small carpark at col of Trough of Bowland- where there is an old milestoneDenise 07/01/2018
From the car park at the top of the road, very icy this morning. Either hard going over heather/grass moorland or (easier) path along side wire fence. Good moorland views.RichardM07/01/2018
Solo. Top of Blaze Moss & Whins Brow from parking area by cattle grid at highest point on road through Trough of Bowland.ADT05/11/2017
With K. Followed fence from Trough of Bowland. Stay on north side of fence initially but higher up easier on south side. Plenty of gates.Ashley14/05/2017
Bagging day in the Forest of Bowland after days of rain, we must be mad! Drove to the top of the Trough, steeply climbed up to Top of Blaze Moss, descended same way back to pass then along fence to Whins Brow on easy gradients, not too wet surprisingly. The 'Grouse shooting in progress sign' is there permanently which is very bad. Then drove around to Cross of Greet bridge and bagged White Hill and Hailshowers Fell, very boggy. 9.1 miles altogether, lovely and sunny.DanTrig04/03/2017
From parking near cattle grid to west, followed fence up and down. Ignored permanent looking access closed today for grouse shooting sign.rhalstead27/12/2016
Early evening now at the end of a long. 9 top walk with Darren. After Middle Fell took N slope path before nice direct climb steeply up nose straight to trig and nearby summit tuft, in mist. Angled down to row down to road to car to camp for 2nd night by roadside,Chris Pearson24/07/2016
With Jo, followed fence from cattle grid to the west. Weather; sunny, warm, good, if somewhat, hazy visibility.amblerbob06/06/2016
Walked from parking area at top of road on a bright but breezy afternoon.Up reasonable path on North-Western side of fence to Whins Brow,then up Western side of fence to Top of Blaze Moss.Fortunately,dry underfoot today.catman01/06/2016
Dunsop Bridge - Whins Brow - Wolfhole Crag - White Hill - Whitendale - Middle Knoll - Dunsop Bridgedavidpettit8414/05/2016
From parking area near cattle grid. Followed fence up and down to trig. Wet underfoot.mart079727/03/2016
parked at the top of the Bowland pass followed the fence up to the trig then down towards Sykes nab and off via rams clough boggy in places.Aristotle Chip06/12/2015
Parking area at the summit of the Trough of Bowland (alt 964 ft). As others have suggested, follow the right hand side of the fence for a much easier ascent.moorsman22/10/2015
From The Trough, up one side of the fence and down the other.Eddie07/09/2015
With Bev, early morning from the Trough.simon and co03/07/2015
From ToBM summit. LH side of fence to start then cross to RH side at first kissing gate.ngthack01/03/2015
from cattle grid at summit of Trough of Bowland to W. Follow fence. Overcast and windy. 2nd of 3Thearlaichdubh27/10/2014
From Sykes. The ground was a lot firmer than I was expecting after all the rain in recent weeks.JohnStoneham03/02/2014
Went alone on a beautiful sunny morning. Followed the fence from thrTrough of Bowland roadcitysyd21/01/2014
First completion, from Trough road, was after completing the Wyre Way. Also completed on 27/05/2020, from Brennand Great Hill, starting from Tower Lodge. NNick Caunt19/01/2014
Followed fence from Trough of Bowland.Chris Peart29/11/2013
Just found out I climbed this in 2013 for the geocache, saved me a climb today (2017)bardolph01/05/2013
Parked on the Trough road, then ascended along the bridleway past Trough House then along the fence line to the summit. Take the R/H side it's MUCH easier...hillhiker31/03/2013
Circular from Dunsop Bridge. Assent from Dryster Clough.Smudge10/11/2012
Parked to west followed fence then path just south of fence to summit.destaylor19/12/2011
From the Trough of Bowland, following the fence to the summit.Sprog19/11/2011
Ascent from lay-by at top of Trough of Bowland, then down via bridleway in the dale to the south. Fine evening weather.Man of Kernow117/08/2011
From Trough of Bowland, Grey Stones. Follow fence, steeply at first, then easy angled. Another not very exciting Bowland hill.Aye Jimmy31/07/2011