371 Warton Crag

What connection could a small village tucked away on the fringe of Lancashire possibly have with the first president of the United States? Well Warton, dominated by the prominent limestone cliffs of Warton Crag, was home to the ancestors of George Washington. The crag boasts many rare butterflies and flowers and the climb to the summit is rewarded by views of Morecambe Bay, while inside St Oswald's church the Washington family arms look remarkably like the Stars and Stripes.

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LOCATION: South Lakes. One mile north-west of M6 Junction 35
START: Warton. Leave village along Crag Road, by the George Washington. Park in half mile at Warton Crag Quarry
Grid ref: SD492724 Postcode: LA5 9NR
DISTANCE: 3 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes, South East
REFRESHMENTS: Malt Shovel & George Washington
EN ROUTE: Rocking Stone

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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