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Crag Fell
523m (1716ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Crag Fell as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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(No. 163)

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English Dewey
131st highest in England,
299th in England & Wales

Walk Crag Fell walking UK Mountains in The Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

The view from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: David Hayter

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

The Lake District National Park


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

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


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

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


See Crag Fell and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Crag Fell and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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See the location of Crag Fell and all 3 walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Crag Fell by using any of these 3 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c340 Grike, Crag Fell and Lank Rigg from Scaly Moss

Less visited fells with stunning views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.75mls (12.5km)
Ascent:2,028ft (618m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c199 Iron Crag and Grike from Ennerdale Water

Superb high level route away from the crowds

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.75ml (19km)
Ascent:2,970ft (905m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c267 Haycock, Iron Crag, Lank Rigg and Grike from Ennerdale Water

Excellent high level well away from the crowds

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 15.25ml (24.5km)
Ascent:4,125ft (1,257m)
Time:9.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Crag Fell Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Crag Fell

Christine Shepherd walked up Crag Fell on August 13th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked from Scaly Moss using walk c340 Climbed again on 31.8.20 using the same walk. Climbed for a third time on 28.4.24 did the same walk but added on Caw Fell [with] On my own [weather] A bit overcast . - There is a great view of Ennerdale from this summit.

Pete George climbed Crag Fell on March 31st, 2024 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss, Enerdale [with] Roco [weather] Warm spring day

Charlotte Hewson bagged Crag Fell on May 7th, 2023 [from/via/route] Cold fell [with] Emma and Vicky [weather] CLOUD - Walk in the clouds

Simon Boddy hiked Crag Fell on May 2nd, 2023 [from/via/route] Bleach Green car park, Ennerdale [with] My girlfriend [weather] Fair

Richard Marchant summited Crag Fell on November 4th, 2022 [from/via/route] Roadside parking just up from Blakeley Stone Circle. From here it was Eastward on a footpath/track up to the Grike from here it was a short ridge round to Crag Fell. From Crag Fell I headed South dropping down gradually before ascending up on to Whoap & finally ridging round to a short climb up on to Lank Rigg. I then back tracked down to the source of Whoap Beck & dropped down into the valley & basically followed the stream when it became the River Calder & veered off to join the road I parked on & followed it for a short distance back to my car. [with] On my Own [weather] Sun Shine & Showers sort of Day with a slight breeze & cold

Richard Fulcher conquered Crag Fell on July 31st, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked on the side of the road at Scaly Moss near Ennerdale Bridge. Set off along the old mine road turning off to climb Grike. From Grike to Crag Fell via a boggy path . Good view of Ennerdale from the edge of the fell. We then descended Crag Fell & then climbed up to Whoap then down to a col & up to Lank Rigg. After viewing Sellafield we descended back down to the col & then followed Whoap Beck around Blakeley & then down the road to the car. [with] Jen [weather] Warm, light breeze, cloudy & some blue sky.

Claire Murray scaled Crag Fell on July 9th, 2022 [from/via/route] Park at stone circle, clearly marked path up to Grike, Crag Fell, Whoap & Lank Rigg. Lots of beautiful Fell Ponies. [with] Vitor - Lots of Fell Ponies at the stone circle

Paul Macey walked up Crag Fell on June 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] C340 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny

Tim Winn climbed Crag Fell on April 3rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss [with] Barry, Paul and Roger [weather] Sunny

Michael Austin bagged Crag Fell on June 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] C340

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Crag Fell

Crag Fell summit cairn with Great Borne (left), Starling Dodd (centre), Red Pike (Buttermere) and High Stile in the distance

Crag Fell summit cairn with Great Borne (left), Starling Dodd (centre), Red Pike (Buttermere) and High Stile in the distance

Photo: Steven Mostyn (23)

Starling Dodd (left), Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile and Pillar (right) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Crag Fell

Starling Dodd (left), Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile and Pillar (right) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: Steven Mostyn (25)

Great Borne across Ennerdale from the summit of Crag Fell

Great Borne across Ennerdale from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: Steven Mostyn (24)

Iron Crag, Whoap, Crag Fell and Grike tower over Ennerdale Water from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Iron Crag, Whoap, Crag Fell and Grike tower over Ennerdale Water from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (36)

Ben Gill and Ennerdale Weir from Crag Fell

Ben Gill and Ennerdale Weir from Crag Fell

Photo: David Hayter (229)

Crag Fell summit cairn

Crag Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (515)

Steeple and Long Crag with Crag Fell (sunlit in the distance), Ennerdale Water and Great Borne from Pillar

Steeple and Long Crag with Crag Fell (sunlit in the distance), Ennerdale Water and Great Borne from Pillar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (239)

Ennerdale Bridge, Bowness Knott, Great Bourne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile and Pillar sourrounding Ennerdale Water from the summit of Crag Fell

Ennerdale Bridge, Bowness Knott, Great Bourne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile and Pillar sourrounding Ennerdale Water from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: Steven Mostyn (26)


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