Ward's Stone - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Ward's Stone
Ward's Stone is the highest hill in the Forest of Bowland, England. Its flat top hides two trig points nearly a kilometre apart. The western trig point sits atop of large rocks, including one, the Ward's Stone, that is so large it attracts boulderers and climbers.
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Clougha Pike is a hill in the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire, England. From the west, it looms over the Conder Valley, the city of Lancaster, and Lancaster University. The hill is located a few miles east of Lancaster, reaching a height of 413 m (1,355 ft). Clougha Pike commands wonderful views over Morecambe Bay, Snowdonia, and the Lake District Fells. It's a great area for wildlife too so keep your eyes peeled for grouse and hares on the way.
Trough of Bowland
6.93km from Ward's Stone
The Trough of Bowland is a beautiful valley in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. While it offers some dramatic scenery, the valley is also notable as the path taken by the ‘Pendle Witches’ to their trial at Lancaster Castle in the 17th century.
Forest of Bowland
8.1km from Ward's Stone
The Forest of Bowland is a landscape rich in heritage, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of this beauty is related to the wild nature of the landscape. One of the best-known features of the area is Pendle Hill, which lies in Pendle Forest. There are more than 500 listed buildings and 18 scheduled monuments within the AONB.
Crook O Lune Picnic Site
9.27km from Ward's Stone
Crook O' Lune Picnic Site is a popular and attractive spot, where the River Lune travels a big curve through tree-lined banks. mIt is is a horseshoe bend of the River Lune, which here meanders through meadows and low hills into a wooded gorge. It lies within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lune Millennium Park.
10.58km from Ward's Stone
Williamson Park comprises 54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting walks and play areas and breathtaking views. Its attractions include the Butterfly House, small animal zoo and a fully licensed cafe with free wifi. The park is extensively wooded, with many pathways winding among the trees.
10.59km from Ward's Stone
The Ashton Memorial is a folly in Williamson Park, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. This Grade 1 listed Ashton Memorial was commissioned by Lancaster industrialist Lord Ashton as a tribute to his late wife Jessy. It was designed by John Belcher and completed in 1909. Today, the memorial serves as an exhibition space on the upper floor and a venue for concerts and weddings.
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Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.