Warton Crag, Warton

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Warton Crag is a limestone hill in north west Lancashire, England. It lies to the north west of Warton village, in City of Lancaster district. At 163m it is the highest point in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is listed as a "HuMP" or "Hundred Metre Prominence", its parent being Hutton Roof Crags. Two areas are Local Nature Reserves, called Warton Crag and Warton Crag Quarry. Different sections are owned by Lancashire County Council, the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, Lancaster City Council and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.Many plants are found on the crag, including horseshoe vetch near its northern limit, spindle tree and many ferns. The site is rich in butterflies, including the rare pearl bordered fritillary and high brown fritillary.The former quarry on the west of the crag is a regular breeding site for peregrine falcons and is protected by a Falcon Watch team of volunteers.
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  • Well worth a visit .Suggest get advice on best way to climb to the peak ,we climbed up[ shortest route which was quite difficult unless you are an experienced climber,especially when rocks are wet . A...  more »
  • If you love stunning views and a moderate climb this place is heaven. Park up in the cute village of Warton, maybe at one of the pubs in which hopefully on return you will take a drink or meal and sta...  more »
  • A short but steep climb from the village of Warton, some parking available at the start of the footpath. A good place for an afternoon out with the family to blow off the cobwebs. Great views over Mor...  more »
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