Great Pock Stones

Great Pock Stones

The Great Pock Stones are a collection of small gritstone boulders on the summit of Pock Stones Moor to the east of Simon’s Seat.

Situated at a height of 463m the boulder topped summit of Great Pock Stones is prominent enough for it to have been clearly visible from my old office window some 13 miles away.

Some of the Great Pock Stones
Some of the Great Pock Stones

Unfortunately Great Pock Stones only has a drop of 25m in the direction of Simon’s Seat so just fails by five metres to qualify as a separate summit in its own right.

Looking towards Barden Fell from Great Pock Stones
Looking towards Barden Fell from Great Pock Stones

Despite the name the gritstone outcrops on Great Pock Stones are less impressive than those of the Little Pock Stones which can be found just less than half a mile away to the north-east. While there may not be enough here to interest boulderers the rocks of Great Pock Stones provide some substantial views to the north, east and south.

One of the large rocks at Great Pock Stones
One of the large rocks at Great Pock Stones

Great Pock Stones can be included on an excellent walk from Skyreholme that takes in the gritstone delights of Little Pock Stones, Great Pock Stones, Lord’s Crag, Simon’s Seat and Earl’s Seat.

Looking back up at the Great Pock Stones
Looking back up at the Great Pock Stones from the west

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