Warton Crag - Heritage on the Hilltop
Pamphlet exploring the rich heritage and archaeology of Warton Crag.
Warton Crag is the highest point in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), on the north-west coast of England. On a clear day you
will get stunning long-distance views across Morecambe Bay and the Pennines. At the summit is an enigmatic, ancient stone enclosure, protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The limestone geology supports grassland, scrub and woodland that
create a perfect environment for nationally important butterflies and moths. It is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
During 2014-2019 work undertaken by Morecambe Bay Partnership, Historic
England and volunteers, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund,
helped to develop new theories around the archaeology of this special place.
Download the pamphlet to discover more.
Special thanks to Kevin Grice for his dedicated research into the history of the site, The White Cross Archaeology Group for sharing their research and survey work, Historic England for their support and commitment to undertaking further survey work and to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, landowners, our partners, supporters and our vibrant volunteer network.