Walk Report: Ward’s Stone & Tarnbrook Fell

Date: 17th Jan 2009
Stats: 12.5 miles, 1600 feet
Weather: Very cold and windy but plenty of sunshine
Trig Points: 2: TP0700 – Mallowdale Pike, TP6740 – Wards Stone
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: Free parking for many cars by Jubilee Tower
Summary: Jubilee Tower, Lower Lee, Tarnbrook, Tarnbrook Fell, Grey Crag, Ward’s Stone, Grit Fell, Jubilee Tower


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point

A lonely place to walk, but great if you like quiet fells. Lots of heather bashing and very boggy in places.

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
The car parked at Jubilee Tower, photo taken from top of said tower

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Looking towards our fells

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Dead moles on a fence

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Tarnbrook

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
On the road out of Tarnbrook, up to Tarnbrook Fell

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
A very complex sheepfold on the way up to Tarnbrook Fell

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Grouse hiding in the heather

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Landrover track supporting the grouse shooting on Tarnbrook Fell

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Hat and gloves needed even at this low level

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Peat hags on the summit

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Path? What path? Off into the peat wasteland..

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Wind chill is severe now, best to just get on with it

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
It really is desolate up here

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Looking for the path on Grey Crag

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Finally we meet the wall and now the path is obvious

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Lots of fence work going on at the moment – see the size of the tyres on the tractor – to prevent it being lost in the peat hags

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Lunch spot – in the corner of two walls, out of the worst of the wind

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Queen’s Chair – sculpted gritsone

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Rob & Pete approach the first of the two trig points on Ward’s Stone

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Peat breakers on Ward’s Stone

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Heading to the second trig point on Ward’s Stone

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
At least there’s a path across this bit

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Pen-y-Ghent in the distance

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Stile and boundary stone point the way back to the tower

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
Shooters Pile – a large cairn on Grit Fell

Ward's Stone and Tarnbrook Fell
A few more cars in the car park at Jubilee Tower

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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3 Responses

  1. Tim says:

    Hello again pal,

    Sorry I didn’t see your reply last time and I’ve only noticed your reply by chance, mainly because I was Googling Ward’s Stone, after doing a walk there recently. I’ve finished putting up my photos and route…

    http://www.bowlandwalks.co.uk/?p=2909

    I thoroughly recommend it when it’s frosty as we could finally walk in the direction we wanted!

    Keep up the good work. I’m just going to look at more of your site now.

  2. Tim says:

    Hi mate, great site you got. Just been reading your Ward’s Stone page and laughing as me and my bro did it a few weeks ago (in decent weather)and ended up sacking the map off and following our noses.

    I put our walk up here…
    http://www.bowlandwalks.co.uk/?p=1474

    Keep it up pal!

    • lonewalker says:

      Hi Tim, it can be a bit bleak up there can’t it? I also did Clougha a few weeks ago – that was a real bog-dodging exercise.
      Love your website – will drop in regularly from now on.
      Cheers

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