Name:Ward's Stone
Hill number:2811
Height:562.4m / 1845ft
SMC/RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire
Topographical area:EP05 Wardstone-longridge
Catchment:Lune, Catchment Boundaries, Wyre
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 59195 58738
Summit feature:small cairn on peat hag
Drop:400.9m
Col:161.5m  SD 7882 6444  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 102
(1:25k) OL41W
Observations:measured to be 563.0m; cairn is 60m W of easterly trig point
Survey:Leica Runner 20
Surveying Ward's Stone.doc
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Up from the Jubilee Tower CP to Grit Fell then on to Ward's Stone and back for Clougha Pike before returning to CP.summitter27/06/2024
From Tarnbrook. Track over Rugged Crag on OS 2018 map barely exists.peter4lc25/06/2024
An evening walk in the sun. I parked at the Jubilee Tower and took the extremely boggy path up to Grit Fell. I then walked down the ridge to Clougha Pike where unfortunately a loved up couple pulled in front of me just as I arrived from another path and did their best to obstruct any photos. Then back to the Grit Fell summit and then up to Ward's Stone for the summit and two trigpoints, and a particularly good sunset. 18.3km. Conditions not bad underfoot today, very wet coming up but across the top it was ok. /Dmeltdiceburg14/06/2024
From Grit Fell. Had a look at the two trigs and the weather station. On to Wolfhole Crag.Vulcan29/02/2024
Along fence to Grit Fell and up path to Ward's Stone. Very windy and driving rain on way back.PhilipChaston24/12/2023
With James on a very wet windy day. Started from Jubilee Tower up Grit Fell, then Ward's Stone and back to Clogha Pike before looping back round through Appletree. Had a look at The Three Chairs on..slightly to North of ridge in old Quarry. Fine stonework. Ground generally not too soft underfootHardenC20/12/2023
R Richard Tait22/08/2023
From the Jubilee Tower. Very warm morning. Lots of birds on the Moor. Lovely up here.Play2End11/06/2023
From the parking area near Middle Lee (the road is signed Tarnbrook cul de sac) 56941 55438. A Fifteen mile walk first to see the Goldsworthy artwork then to summit Ward's stone and Wolfhole crag returning in Five and half hours.WAYNE ROWLETT07/04/2023
13.1 mile circular walk from the Jubilee Tower.KevPalmer13/02/2023
Jubilee Tower, Grit Fell, Ward's Stone trig, Ward's Stone summit & then Mallowdale Pike trig before descending to the Queen's Chair with its pivot. Then followed the boundary fence/wall over to UU Road before following it back to Tarnbrook. Then road walk back to Jubilee Tower.Dugswell213/02/2023
Zero visibility approach on a compass bearing across the moor from the north on NYE with Nigel.cumbria mammoth31/12/2022
From Jubilee Tower, via Grit Fell, returned by same route. Very wet on lower slopes, but not too bad higher up, as others have noted. 12.5km, 2.5 hoursRockdoctor12/11/2022
Highest Hill in Forest of BowlandNyeBowman27/10/2022
From Jubilee Tower with Lesley via Grit Fell, on to Ward's Stone both tops and scrambled up the stone. Then joined track on north side near toffs canteen hut, visited the Goldsworthy stone constructions. Across ridge to join initial path. Superb day and views. Boggy lower slopes but suprisingly rest of walk dry underfoot, even off path and over peat.Nick Canute18/10/2022
Parked Tower Lodge, SD604539. North up track and across fields to Tarnbrook. North up track to its end and on path past butts to pathless summit plateau. Outcrop at west end looks higher than cairn on a hag. Descended east to track at SD618582. Followed this to Tarnbrook and back over to Tower Lodge. Very hot day.Flatfield10/08/2022
Heading back from Risley, with Grit fellMountain Goat13/07/2022
circular from Rigg Lane cart parkMarkG187831/01/2022
Came up from Quernmore tower via Grit Fell, bagged both trigs before descending via luncheon hut.ssstevesreeves25/09/2021
White Hill and Ward's Stone from Wyresdale.tomd412/09/2021
From Jubilee Towerpaulhilder20/08/2021
With Sal. Great views of Dales and Morecambe Bay. From Tarnbrook. Crossed large noisy seagull roost with 100s going direct, but back via other trig on nice run down aided by paths and tracks.davechaffey16/07/2021
From Jubilee Tower, via Grit Fell, reasonably good going underfoot. Visited both Trig points and HP on peat hag. Back same way.PeterD02/07/2021
Jubilee Tower - Grit Fell - Ward's Stone - Wolfhole Crag - White Hill - Cross of Greet. With JH, AB, PW.Mark Jackson19/06/2021
From carpark at Jubilee Tower. A warm day and the bog was pretty dry making this an easy ascent to Grit Fell and both trigs on Ward’s Stones plateau. The actual hight point is a peat hag 60m west of the second trig. There’s a small cairn on top not visible till you jump up there. For those attempting this jaunt when the bog is wet beware its an 8 mile round trip, and with bog hopping and dodging will take a good while to complete. Despite this being a sunny summer day I only met one other walker. Lovely to be alone, but do go properly prepared.Pete West04/06/2021
Grit Fell and Ward's Stone from the tower. With M and X (K chose to skip Ward's Stone and waited on a picnic blanket near the col).Herbert Anchovy30/05/2021
Clougha Pike, Grit Fell, Ward's Stonekeithouk30/03/2021
Several times, earliest 2012Flatfield19/11/2020
Overdid it with 18km walk through rough ground after work.atreides788710/09/2020
After Grit Fell.Wheelsy09/08/2020
Very wet and boggy ascentRedAna06/08/2020
Both trig points reached. Walked with Aunty Ann, thirteen miles in total. Was meant to do Grit Fell but navigational error meant we missed it. Saw Andy Goldsworthy Three Chair sculpture which was well worth finding.ktt9321/07/2020
From Jubilee Tower car park, over Grit Fell. In cloud once above 380m.CJM16/07/2020
Second visit, did both trig points and continued onto Wolfhole Crag. From Tarnbrook with nocksta.andrew brown14/06/2020
From small parking area at SD 569 554, walked along the road to Tarnbrook, then up estate road (permissive track) to the ridge at SD 618 582. East along the ridge to trig and rocks at Wolfhole Crag. Retraced route west back across the road and on to both trigs on Ward's Stone and further west to next estate road (SD 564 588), which was followed south back to Lower Lee. 21km with 530m ascent in 5h10m. (S)silveracorn_alan07/06/2020
an hour and a half each way from carpark at tower. Harder than its height suggests.gettingonabit07/06/2020
Dry paths from Jubilee Tower to Ward's Stone via Grit Fell.Warm day but hazy views.catman02/06/2020
From Lee, there is parking beyond the no more parking sign. Up Tarnbrook syke path and then West to the breast. Here a stream goes under the track and a decent enough path snakes up to the weather station and Western trig. Somewgat muted views today but still clear enough to see Southern Lakes etc. Easy over to peat hag and Eastern trig. 8 Eng/Wal Marilyns left now.. Off to Wolfhole nextstig_nest26/05/2020
from Wolfhole crag with Andy following wall/fence slightly wet underfootcolinfielding25/05/2020
From Wolfhole Crags via Brown Syke. Reasonable path alongside wall.Andrew Pearson25/05/2020
3/3 - lengthy walk from Cross of Greet to take in all three Dewey Summits - fine and dry underfoot. Took a little longer than expected - it's quite a long onewychwood25/05/2020
11.5 mile walk from road west of Tarnbrook, plenty of space to park 0.5 miles before the hamlet, walked into hamlet then took permissive track north up to contouring track followed this then another trail right up to the summit (first time bagged since 2005), afterwards followed surprisingly easy and dry ridge all the way to Wolfhole Crag, turned back then took permissive track back down to Tarnbrook. After this we drove to and bagged Nicky Nook and then Williamson Park. Warm and sunny with clear skies but slightly hazy, had good views of the Dales peaks but not of the Lakes. Saw 5 other people.DanTrig20/05/2020
Mostly running, from viewpoint near Quernmore, en route Wilms – Edinb. Path very wet but weather stayed dry. 25Mph winds. Rounsfell08/03/2020
Parked just short of Dunkenshaw and used the Land Rover track up Tarnsyke Clough to 450m then easy over grass and short heather to bag top and both nearby trigs. Sunny intervals but no rain, a modest breeze and totally dry underfoot.NormanW08/02/2020
Muddy round of Ward Stone and Wolfhole crag with RHB groupButeobuteo23/11/2019
Fine Bagger Rambles outing with Bill and the two Tonys. Came up with a new aspirant Dodder chant which got its first recital atop the peat hag.Alex C23/11/2019
Parked on the verge half a mile west of Tarnbrook. To the end of the track leading north from Tarnbrook. Then a line of grouse butts and rough ground to the trig point. Back the same way. 2 hours exactly inc 10 mins at the top. Karen stayed in the car: no problems.ChrisR19/10/2019
Ward’s Stone Trig > Ward’s Stone > Wolfhole Crag from GR: SD 58797 55651ronaldo33305/10/2019
Ward’s Stone Trig > Ward’s Stone > Wolfhole Crag from GR: SD 58797 55651Hippster05/10/2019
Circular starting from little cragg parking. Descending to littledale, ascent via sweet neck to 3 chairs grit fell to the summit plateau. Slow descent too downhill beck Littlefield and up to little craggStephen20/09/2019