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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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Wainwright
(No. 163)

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132nd highest in England,
300th 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

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

Richard Fulcher walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged on June 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] C340 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny

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

Michael Austin summited on June 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] C340

Claire Kirk conquered on June 5th, 2021 [from/via/route] Near Kinniside Stone Circle [with] Alone [weather] Very sunny, quite breezy. Clear day

Christina Lander scaled on April 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss, near Ennerdale Bridge - Grike - Crag Fell - Whoap - Lank Rigg - Whoap Beck - Scaly Moss [with] Dick [weather] A beautiful sunny day - During our holiday staying in Embleton

Darren Wilson walked up on April 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] Grike Calf Crag & Lank Rigg [with] Lone [weather] Beautiful day

Ian Mackenzie climbed on April 3rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss near the stone circle [with] Me, myself and I [weather] Sunny/Windy - First time up here, start of trying to bag all the Wainwrights.

Caroline Winter bagged on September 1st, 2020 [from/via/route] Ennerdale water Bleach car park, Anglers Crag, Crag Fell, Iron Crag, return to Crag fell, Ben Gill [with] Becky [weather] Very good views. Warm day 12 degrees on tops - Easier ascent is Ben Gill. Long walk along wall line to Iron crag. Had to retract to gate in wall to cross to west side. Found ourselves on forest track below Crag Fell on return but found metal pipe to descend Ben Gill. Plantation being felled due to disease (also, trees removed below Crag Fell), & advise not to take diagonal track, but no alternative offered. We needed to take route through derelict mill to get back to CP

Christine Shepherd hiked on August 13th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked from Scaly Moss using walk c340 Climbed again on 31.8.20 using the same walk. [with] On my own [weather] A bit overcast . - There is a great view of Ennerdale from this summit.

Wayne Baxter summited on August 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Scaly Moss to Grike, look for Mask & follow to Crag Fell, down to black pot & onto Whoap & finally to Lank Rigg. Return down hill to Red Gill turn left & follow path down hill to road. [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy but hot

Nick Dobson conquered on June 21st, 2020 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss near Ennerdale over Grike then on to Crag Fell [with] Margaret and Ralph [weather] Windy wet & misty - Once again no views at all on the top, then set off for Lank Rigg. However conditions worsened & wind was too strong to get map out & a combination of wind & rain had reduced the printed walk route in plastic sleeve to a soggy mess. Our 8.5 mile walk ended up as an 11 mile walk as we ended up on Iron Crag instead. Returning back past Grike the sun came out & we had our first sighting o f Lank Rigg.

Adrian Howard scaled on August 5th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ennerdale Bridge

Andrew Johnson walked up on October 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ennerdale road [with] Ted [weather] Sunny with some cloud

Simon Myerscough climbed on May 5th, 2019 [from/via/route] C340 from Scaly Moss [with] Joanne Myerscough [weather] Lovely day, cloudy & dry with light winds - brightening up at times

Dave Eyes bagged on June 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walked a circuit of Grike, Crag Fell & Lank Rigg. [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Lovely sunny day - brilliant views over Ennerdale Water

Richard Marshall hiked on February 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] C340 [with] Bo [weather] Sunny 14C

Craig Steeland summited on July 8th, 2018 [from/via/route] From minor road south of Cockermouth [with] On my own [weather] Hot & sunny with no wind.

Phillip Bulley conquered on July 9th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via Grike. [with] Judith and Ruby. [weather] Sunny & hot

Elaine Evans scaled on December 1st, 2017 [from/via/route] Across Blakeley Moss along obvious path to summit of Grike then on to Crag Fell. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Cold but beautiful clear sunny day. - Isle of Man clearly visible. Overnight frost made the ground, including what would have been boggy areas, hard, so couldn't have picked a better day to do this walk.

John Almond walked up on August 5th, 2017 [from/via/route] go4awalk c340 - from Scaly Moss - Grike - CRAG FELL - Lank Rigg - Wainwright 98 [with] Solo [weather] Broken cloud, very light shower

Chris Sheard climbed on April 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Grike circular [with] Solo, later to meet George & Damien [weather] Warm with weather on closing in - Race against heavy front coming - just made it to Hostel

Chris Bramley bagged on April 22nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Ennerdale bridge [with] Jacque, Blake,mason and Janet [weather] Sunny but cold

John Tippins hiked on February 13th, 2017 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss [weather] Bright, beautiful, sunny day but with very strong winds gusting at 50mph. Made difficult ascents, even up Blakely Raise, a hill of <400m.

Mark Davidson summited on June 11th, 2006 [with] Theresa [weather] Quite nice in the valleys but misty on the tops

Adrian Sherriff conquered on September 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] c340

Tracey Cowell scaled on September 11th, 2016 [from/via/route] Scale Moss & Grike [with] Solo [weather] Dry, very windy, 40mph plus on the top

Clive Ward walked up on July 29th, 2016 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss. See Grike

Victoria Bates climbed on July 26th, 2016 [from/via/route] C340 [with] Mark [weather] Cloudy, rainy, windy

Carrie Stewart bagged on May 22nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Bleach Green carpark, Ennerdale, via Pinnacles [with] Daniel [weather] Warm & synny

Christine Knowles hiked on May 14th, 2016 [from/via/route] from Scaly Moss via Grike [with] Graham [weather] Lovely - Great views of Ennerdale from top

David Noble summited on October 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Ennerdale [with] Jack [weather] Overcast but clear dry & cold

Kevin Parnham conquered on May 16th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Scaly Moss via Grike [with] Jo [weather] Fine but windy day

Colin Egan scaled on March 22nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Bagged on the return from Caw Fell [with] My wife Faith [weather] Cold & cloudy with strong winds - Last fell on a long day out. 12.25 miles worth of walking. Completes Wainwright bagging for this side of Ennerdale

Harry Meijer walked up on August 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] The Ennerdale Horseshoe [with] The Lake District Walker

Darren Mortimer climbed on October 5th, 2013 [from/via/route] c264 From Ennerdale water [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Fine with misty tops

Charlie Housley bagged on August 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Grike. [with] Ernie and Steve. [weather] Good walking weather; high cloud, intermittent sunshine, cooling breeze & no rain.

Chris Brookes hiked on August 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss [with] Kesh [weather] Overcast

Doug Martin summited on August 11th, 2010 [from/via/route] Ennerdale CP [with] Fellwalkers

Dale Verrall conquered on March 17th, 2011 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss - Walk number C340 [with] Amber [weather] Nice day but cold

Iain Taylor scaled on July 29th, 2011 [from/via/route] On Coast to Coast

Simon Smith walked up on June 3rd, 2012 [with] The Hindles and the Clearys.

Tony Aspden climbed on June 11th, 2011 [from/via/route] Whitehaven to Wasdale Head [with] Andy [weather] Sunny

Carl Murphy bagged on June 10th, 2012 [from/via/route] Heck barley wood via Grike [weather] sunny

Peter Thwaites, Dawn Roberts, Melanie Dunn, Jenny Godfrey, Louis Smith, Louise Sandwith, John Walter, Jonathan Tobin, David Butterfield, David Shaw, Adrian Roberts, Raymond Barnett, Anthony Scott, Simon Duerden, Gordon Lee, Paul Booth, Linda Mckeogh, Tracey Cordes, Martyn Rouse, Lee Maddison, Trevor Williams, Stephen Millington, Rob Barklamb, Jeanette Coward, Paul Henderson, Libby Burns, John Cuthbert, Patrick Buckland, Ray O'hara and John Southward have all walked, climbed & bagged Crag Fell.

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

Ben Gill and Ennerdale Weir from Crag Fell

Ben Gill and Ennerdale Weir from Crag Fell

Photo: David Hayter (229)

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)

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)

Great Borne across Ennerdale from the summit of Crag Fell

Great Borne across Ennerdale from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: Steven Mostyn (24)

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)

Crag Fell summit cairn

Crag Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (515)

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)


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