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Crag Hill (Eel Crag)
839m (2753ft)

The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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The summit of Crag Hill (Eel Crag) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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English Mountain
29th highest in England,
55th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 24)

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English Nuttall
35th highest in England,
63rd in England & Wales

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Walk Crag Hill (Eel Crag) walking UK Mountains in The North Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

The view from the summit of Crag Hill (Eel Crag)

Photo: Julie Graham

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See Crag Hill (Eel Crag) and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

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You can walk to the top of Crag Hill (Eel Crag) by using any of these 3 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c137 The Coldale Round from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:3,840ft (1,170m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c408 Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:4,641ft (1,414m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c310 The Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite

Superb round with fabulous views & variation

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12ml (19km)
Ascent:5,261ft (1,603m)
Time:9.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

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

Claire Kirk walked up Crag Hill (Eel Crag) on August 6th, 2023 [from/via/route] Braithwaite - Coledale Horseshoe [with] Leigh [weather] Pleasant day

Sarah Gunn climbed Crag Hill (Eel Crag) on March 30th, 2024 [from/via/route] Grisedale Pike & Causey Pike from Braithwaite [with] Martin Gunn

David Higginbottom bagged Crag Hill (Eel Crag) on July 3rd, 2023 [from/via/route] Route 408 [with] Carolyn [weather] Good

Christine Shepherd hiked Crag Hill (Eel Crag) on September 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] I walked from Braithwaite using walk c137 'The Coldale Round'. [with] On my own [weather] Perfect walking weather; bright & clear - This is a fantastic walk with wonderful views. The pull up Grisedale Pike is hard work but well worth it. Climbed again as part of the 10 in 10 challenge. 22.6.19. Made my third ascent on 23.09.23 walking up the mine path from Braithwaite.

Michael Austin summited Crag Hill (Eel Crag) on August 21st, 2022 [from/via/route] C112

Paul Macey conquered Crag Hill (Eel Crag) on June 15th, 2023 [from/via/route] Using walk c408 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny & warm 23 degrees at start 25 at end cloud built later in day - Missed out Hopegill Head & Sand Hill as had climbed yesterday new path not on map to bypass these after Hobcarton Crag

Ian Ashton scaled Crag Hill (Eel Crag) on April 1st, 2023 [with] With jph

Angeline Grieveson walked up Crag Hill (Eel Crag) on January 21st, 2023 [with] Dotty

Richard Fulcher climbed Crag Hill (Eel Crag) on September 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked in the small quarry car park on the left near the start of the Whinlatter Pass after passing through Braithwaite. The path up to Grisedale Pike leaves from this car park & wends up & around the hills up to the peak - a fairly continuous climb with the craggiest part near the top. From Grisedale we headed across to Hobcarton Crag, veering off to the left down to Coledale Hause & then approached Crag Hill from the back near Wandope Moss. From Crag Hill we worked our way down & across to Sail the along the ridge to Scar Crags & Causey Pike. We reversed from CP & traversed across to the main path at High Moss. I then climbed up Outerside & slipped & slid down the wet rocks to Low Moss (very tricky after rain) & eventually met up with Jen at Barrow Door. I declined Barrow as I'd had enough! One for another day! We returned down the easy path that gently slopes down the side of Barrow. [with] Jen [weather] Sunshine & showers, occasional gusts of wind. - A tiring but rewarding walk.

Kate Peacock bagged Crag Hill (Eel Crag) on August 28th, 2022 [from/via/route] Car park on Whinlatter bank [with] Me & Sheila [weather] No breeze at all. Humid all day. Hotter on the morning, rain toward the end which I was glad about but it didn't really cool down - Couldn't really enjoy a lot of the tops because of flying ants.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Crag Hill (Eel Crag)

The summit shelter, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, Buttermere, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail and Knott Rigg from the summit of Robinson

The summit shelter, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, Buttermere, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail and Knott Rigg from the summit of Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (30)

Grasmoor from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Grasmoor from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (6)

Wandope (left), Addacombe Hole and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from Knott Rigg

Wandope (left), Addacombe Hole and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from Knott Rigg

Photo: Mike Knipe (142)

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) and Sail from Blea Crags

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) and Sail from Blea Crags

Photo: Chris Brankin (32)

Grasmoor, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail, Ard Crags and Knott Rigg from the summit of Wandope

Grasmoor, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail, Ard Crags and Knott Rigg from the summit of Wandope

Photo: A. Wainwright (82)

The top of Hobcarton Crag and Grisdale Pike from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

The top of Hobcarton Crag and Grisdale Pike from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (9)

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from the summit of Wandope

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from the summit of Wandope

Photo: A. Wainwright (84)

Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock) and Gasgale Crags from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock) and Gasgale Crags from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (7)

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) summit

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) summit

Photo: William Ringwood (23)

Blencathra (or Saddleback) and Keswick (distance) & Outerside and Stile End (foreground) from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Blencathra (or Saddleback) and Keswick (distance) & Outerside and Stile End (foreground) from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (11)

The top of Hobcarton Crag and Grisdale Pike from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

The top of Hobcarton Crag and Grisdale Pike from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (10)

Scar Crags with Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) beyond from Causey Pike

Scar Crags with Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) beyond from Causey Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (154)

Sand Hill summit cairn with Crag Hill (Eel Crag) in the distance

Sand Hill summit cairn with Crag Hill (Eel Crag) in the distance

Photo: A. Wainwright (75)

High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Maiden Moor, Hindscarth (left), Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) (centre), Newlands, Bassenthwaite Lake, Swinside, Skiddaw, Derwent Water and Blencathra (right) beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

High Spy (North Top), High Spy, Maiden Moor, Hindscarth (left), Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) (centre), Newlands, Bassenthwaite Lake, Swinside, Skiddaw, Derwent Water and Blencathra (right) beyond from Cat Bells (Catbells)

Photo: Steve Truwick (4)

Whiteside (Crummock), Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Grasmoor and Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top) from Whiteside (Crummock)

Whiteside (Crummock), Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Grasmoor and Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top) from Whiteside (Crummock)

Photo: A. Wainwright (64)

Scar Crags (left), Sail and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from the summit cairn on Outerside

Scar Crags (left), Sail and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from the summit cairn on Outerside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (535)

Hopegill Head and Sand Hill from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Hopegill Head and Sand Hill from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (8)

*Looking back along Scar Crags to Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from Causey Pike

*Looking back along Scar Crags to Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from Causey Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (90)

The view from the summit of Swinside (Portinscale) featuring Derwent Water, Cat Bells , Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head (Newlands), Hindscarth, Robinson, Causey Pike, Sail, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Barrow and Gridedale Pike

The view from the summit of Swinside (Portinscale) featuring Derwent Water, Cat Bells , Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head (Newlands), Hindscarth, Robinson, Causey Pike, Sail, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Barrow and Gridedale Pike

Photo: Mike Walker (353)

Sleet How (left), Outerside and Barrow (Newlands) (centre) and Causey Pike (right) from Crag Hill (Eel Crag)

Sleet How (left), Outerside and Barrow (Newlands) (centre) and Causey Pike (right) from Crag Hill (Eel Crag)

Photo: Julie Graham (8)

Sail and Causey Pike (foreground) & The Central Fells - Bleaberry Fell, High Seat and High Tove from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Sail and Causey Pike (foreground) & The Central Fells - Bleaberry Fell, High Seat and High Tove from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (12)

Grisedale Pike and Hobcarton Crag from the summit of Ladyside Pike with Crag Hill (Eel Crag) in the distance

Grisedale Pike and Hobcarton Crag from the summit of Ladyside Pike with Crag Hill (Eel Crag) in the distance

Photo: A. Wainwright (71)

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (4)

The snow covered Southern Fells from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

The snow covered Southern Fells from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (13)

Force Crag (foreground) with Crag Hill (Eel Crag) and Coledale Hause beyond from Coledale Beck

Force Crag (foreground) with Crag Hill (Eel Crag) and Coledale Hause beyond from Coledale Beck

Photo: Christine Shepherd (62)

Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail, Causey Pike, Rowling End, The Skiddaw Masiff, Keswick, Cat Bells (Catbells) and High Crags from Blea Crags

Robinson, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail, Causey Pike, Rowling End, The Skiddaw Masiff, Keswick, Cat Bells (Catbells) and High Crags from Blea Crags

Photo: Chris Brankin (36)

The Western Fells from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

The Western Fells from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point

Photo: Peter Dryden (14)

Outerside (foreground in shadow), Causey Pike, Coledale Hause and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) in the mid-distance with The Newlands Fells beyond from the summit cairn on Grisedale Pike

Outerside (foreground in shadow), Causey Pike, Coledale Hause and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) in the mid-distance with The Newlands Fells beyond from the summit cairn on Grisedale Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (67)

The Coledale Horseshoe from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point featuring: Grasmoor, Grasmoor, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, The top of Hobcarton Crag, Grisdale Pike, The Skiddaw massif, Blencathra (or Saddleback), Keswick, Sleet How, Outerside, Stile End, Sail, Causey Pike, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High Tove, The Southern Fells and The Western Fells

The Coledale Horseshoe from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point featuring: Grasmoor, Grasmoor, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, The top of Hobcarton Crag, Grisdale Pike, The Skiddaw massif, Blencathra (or Saddleback), Keswick, Sleet How, Outerside, Stile End, Sail, Causey Pike, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High Tove, The Southern Fells and The Western Fells

Photo: Peter Dryden (5)

Grasmoor (back), Whiteless Pike, Wandope and Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (mid distance) and Knott Rigg (foreground right) from Robinson

Grasmoor (back), Whiteless Pike, Wandope and Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (mid distance) and Knott Rigg (foreground right) from Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (29)


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