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Bannerdale Crags
683m (2242ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Bannerdale Crags as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
113th highest in England,
192nd in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 97)

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149th highest in England,
251st in England & Wales

Walk Bannerdale Crags walking UK Mountains in The Northern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Bannerdale Crags Summit

Photo: Chris Haselden

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The Lake District National Park


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

OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Bannerdale Crags Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Bannerdale Crags

Iain Jones walked up on September 4th, 2022 [from/via/route] Trail Run from Mungrisdale

Claire Kirk climbed on August 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale [with] Alone [weather] Hot, clear day

Mr Davison bagged on June 25th, 2022 [from/via/route] blencathra & mungrisdale [with] ian furey, Ian F, Matrin, Mike, Simon [weather] windy, rain, sun

Geoff Hand hiked on June 21st, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c245 Blencathra or saddleback from Mungrisdale. So Mumgrisdale, Souther Fell, Blencathra, Atkinson Pike, Mungrisdale Common, Bannerdale Craggs, Bowscale Fell, back over Tarn Crags Top & Raven Crags. [with] With Tess, and Richard Macilwaine a fell running friend. [weather] Beautiful day, broken cloud, cool at times, 10mph wind. - Spotted a Red Squirrel on at the start, lots of swallows on Blencathra! plenty skylarks & then we saw a hare just as we were returning into Mungrisdale. Busy on Blencathra.

Kate Peacock summited on April 23rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Dropped off near the pub at Mungrisedale to ascend Souther Fell, nice path up. Walked down the front of Blencathra [with] Me & Sheila [weather] No rain. Winds were crazy after Blencathra but we expected that. - We didn't descend as advised off Bowscale Fell as it would have been quite steep & the winds were a distraction. Slightly wrong twice coming down the front of Blencathra instead but we got there

Richard Marchant conquered on March 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked at the hamlet of Mungrisdale & then proceeded West along the River Glenderamackin & followed the track south of the The Tongue & up Bannerdale on to the ridge. From here I went North on to Bowscale then South on to Bannerdale Craggs. West on ro Mungrisdale Common & back again & down the valley Southwest following the River Glenderamackin again & veering off up on to Souther Fell & back to the car [with] On my own [weather] Glorious sunny day with blue skies hardly any wind & a frost first thing.

David Hughes scaled on October 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] with DG + Waz [with] DG [weather] raining at 1st cleared up nice

Julie Besbrode walked up on August 4th, 2021 [with] Damian, Sam, Robin, Oli & Cameron (Oli's friend) [weather] Warm & sunny

Richard Fulcher climbed on September 21st, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked in Mungrisdale near red phone box (honesty box). Walked down the valley by the side of the Glenderamackin river past 'The Tongue' & then branched off up to Bannerdale Crags. Followed the path around the crags, stopping to eat whilst admiring the view & then up to Bowscale Fell. From there we took a steep path down to Bowscale Tarn & followed the easy track back to Bowscale & the road back to Mungrisdale. [with] Jen [weather] Fine weather. - Jen found the ascent challenging but easier than it first appeared.

Pete George bagged on September 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] Mungrisdale [with] Roco [weather] Drizzly & wet

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Bannerdale Crags

View from the top of Bannerdale Crags

View from the top of Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Alan Wainwright (138)

Skye (my fellow walker) on Bannerdale Crags in the snow

Skye (my fellow walker) on Bannerdale Crags in the snow

Photo: Peter Sykes (2)

Bannerdale Crags from Bowscale Fell

Bannerdale Crags from Bowscale Fell

Photo: Mike Knipe (209)

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) from Bannerdale Crags

Sharp Edge, Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) from Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Richard Nicholls (58)

Bannerdale Crags summit cairn

Bannerdale Crags summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (139)

Bannerdale Crags summit cairn with Blencathra beyond

Bannerdale Crags summit cairn with Blencathra beyond

Photo: Christine Shepherd (506)

Souther Fell summit cairn with Blencathra (or Saddleback) (distance) and Bannerdale Crags in the background

Souther Fell summit cairn with Blencathra (or Saddleback) (distance) and Bannerdale Crags in the background

Photo: Alan Wainwright (108)

Bowscale Fell across the summit rim of Bannerdale Crags

Bowscale Fell across the summit rim of Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Andy Malcolm (248)

Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) from the summit of High Rigg

Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (4)

Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags

Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Chris Haselden (17)

Bannerdale Crags (mid-ground) and Blencathra (or Saddleback) from Souther Fell

Bannerdale Crags (mid-ground) and Blencathra (or Saddleback) from Souther Fell

Photo: Alan Wainwright (107)

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (3)

Bannerdale Crags from Brunt Knott (Blencathra) below Sharp Edge

Bannerdale Crags from Brunt Knott (Blencathra) below Sharp Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (110)

Bannerdale from between The Tongue and the sunlit east ridge of Bannerdale Crags

Bannerdale from between The Tongue and the sunlit east ridge of Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Andy Malcolm (249)

Bowscale Fell from Bannerdale Crags

Bowscale Fell from Bannerdale Crags

Photo: Alan Wainwright (140)


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