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High Crag (Buttermere)
744m (2442ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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English Mountain
73rd highest in England,
127th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 65)

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89th highest in England,
154th in England & Wales

Walk High Crag (Buttermere) walking UK Mountains in The Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of High Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb

High Crag (Buttermere) is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited High Crag (Buttermere) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged High Crag (Buttermere)

Claire Kirk walked up on August 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] Buttermere Hostel [with] Alone [weather] Very cloudy

Christine Shepherd climbed during May, 2004 [from/via/route] Climbed from Buttermere [with] On my own [weather] Bright and sunny - Enjoyed this walk so much I led a group to the summit an July of the same year. Climbed the Buttermere fells again on 29.8.2017.

Stephen Batson bagged on November 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth [with] Clare [weather] Grey sky, fog on the summits - This was a very hard climb to start, rocks were wet and slippy

Robin Thorne hiked during May, 2018 [from/via/route] Coast to Coast Walk [with] Jon Thorne [weather] Sunny

Caroline Winter conquered on August 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth, Scarth Gap Pass, Seat, High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike, Starling Dodd, Great Borne, Steel Brow, Scales, The Fish at Buttermere, B5289 to CP [with] Becky [weather] 9.30 Start and already feeling hot and sticky on long climb up. No wind until late afternoon (SW), and great views of surrounding Fells. Cloud predicted on High Crag at 1pm, and cloud descended on leaving Great Borne. - Classic ridge walk with a plethora of views, not forthcoming on last visit here. Red scree peppering slopes of Red pike, so to descend further along after continuing the ridge to Starling Dodd and Great Borne. Also, saves climbing them from Ennerdale. Came down further West along a track, so needed to back Track to find NW route. Long walk out along slippery rocks and bracken. Diversion at scale Bridge, due to reconstruction. Missed last bus at 17.18 hrs, so ate a delicious trout dinner at The Fish, before walking the road-nearly as pleasant as the lake walk, and saved £25 plus on taxi fare.

Jamie Bryan scaled on July 6th, 2019 [weather] Sunny

Richard Marshall walked up on June 23rd, 2019 [from/via/route] Ennerdale Red Pike [with] Bo [weather] Cloudy/sunny. Very warm.

Lucy Perchard climbed on November 19th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Buttermere up to Red Pike, High Style and High Crag and back down via Gamlin end and Scarth Gap [with] Tony [weather] Clear blue sky but very windy

Louis Smith bagged on January 20th, 2019 - final one!

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of High Crag (Buttermere)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End, High Crag (Buttermere), Mellbreak, Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End, High Crag (Buttermere), Mellbreak, Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Peter Dryden (20)

High Crag (Buttermere) Summit

High Crag (Buttermere) Summit

Photo: Rob Pullan (18)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Peter Dryden (18)

Honister Pass (left), Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and High Crag (Buttermere) across Buttermere

Honister Pass (left), Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and High Crag (Buttermere) across Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (8)

Pillar from High Crag (Buttermere)

Pillar from High Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (10)

Fleetwith Pike (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the shoulder of High Crag (Buttermere) (right) across Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the shoulder of High Crag (Buttermere) (right) across Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (9)


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