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Great Stony Hill
708m (2323ft)

The North Pennines, County Durham, England

The summit of Great Stony Hill is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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English Mountain
98th highest in England,
164th in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
122nd highest in England,
206th in England & Wales

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

Walk Great Stony Hill walking UK Mountains in The North Pennines  County Durham, England

Great Stony Hill Summit

Photo: Mark Kissipie

You can find Great Stony Hill & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL31 North Pennines - Teesdale & Weardale


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

91 Appleby-in-Westmorland


92 Barnard Castle & surrounding area


Great Stony Hill on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Map:

See Great Stony Hill and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Map:


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You can walk to the top of Great Stony Hill by using any of these 4 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk du127 Three Pikes and Great Stony Hill from Burnhope Reservoir

Easy walking on wild moorland

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:1,287ft (392m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 5 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk du152 Great Stony Hill and Dead Stones from Burnhope Reservoir

Easy walking on wild moorland

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:1,631ft (497m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk du132 Three Pikes, Great Stony Hill and Viewing Hill from Langdon Beck

Fine views in all directions - can be boggy!

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 14ml (22.5km)
Ascent:1,743ft (531m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk du114 Three Pikes and Burnhope Seat from Burnhope Reservoir

Easy walking on wild moorland

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 14ml (22.5km)
Ascent:1,904ft (580m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Stony Hill Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Stony Hill

Caroline Winter walked up Great Stony Hill on July 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked road side by White House, access gate to make direct ascent to top [with] Solo [weather] 30 degrees, hot & sticky - Intended to walk road up to the obvious track, up Grasshill causeway, but too hot, so ascended direct line through long grass, & could spot white trig from low down. Good views to Great Dun Fell

Mark Davidson climbed Great Stony Hill on August 8th, 2008 [from/via/route] Walk du152 Great Stony Hill & Dead Stones from Burnhope Reservoir [with] Alone [weather] High white cloud - bit cool for August

Kevin Foster bagged Great Stony Hill on September 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] du132 from Langdon Beck. [with] Henry. [weather] Cloudy but with plenty of sunny breaks. - Great Stony Hill had the feel of a proper mountain top with great views all round. The track skirting Viewing Hill was very easy walking after what had gone before. The only problem was having to leave it to make a pathless ascent & descent off Viewing Hill itself. Be warned on reaching Cow Green visitor car park the walk is far from over as there is another 4 km of road walking to go to return you back to the starting point at Langdon Beck. Overall a very enjoyable walk though.

Darren Mortimer hiked Great Stony Hill on May 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] Burnhope Reservoir [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Overcast with the odd sun & windy on the tops. - If Peat Hags are your thing then this walk ( du114 ) is for you

Christine Shepherd summited Great Stony Hill on April 20th, 2016 [from/via/route] Walked from Burnhope reservoir using walk du114. [with] On my own [weather] Sunny with a lovely breeze. - This is the easiest peak of the day to bag but you still have to watch where you are putting your feet or they could end up very wet & peaty.

Ray O'hara conquered Great Stony Hill on June 24th, 2013 [from/via/route] DU132 [weather] overcast - Pleasant summit & walk up, nice views

Patrick Rogozinski and Trevor Williams have both walked, climbed & bagged Great Stony Hill.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Stony Hill

Currick on the path North-West of Great Stony Hill

Currick on the path North-West of Great Stony Hill

Photo: James Irving (10)

Currick on Great Stony Hill

Currick on Great Stony Hill

Photo: Mark Kissipie (96)

Another cairn beside the fence North-West of Great Stony Hill

Another cairn beside the fence North-West of Great Stony Hill

Photo: James Irving (11)

Cairn and Trig Point on Great Stony Hill summit

Cairn and Trig Point on Great Stony Hill summit

Photo: James Irving (9)


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