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Crinkle Crags (Long Top)
859m (2819ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Crinkle Crags (Long Top) as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
20th highest in England,
43rd in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 17)

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English Nuttall
24th highest in England,
50th in England & Wales

Walk Crinkle Crags (Long Top) walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

The view from the summit of Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Chris Haselden

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OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


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89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


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You can walk to the top of Crinkle Crags (Long Top) by using any of these 5 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c108 Crinkle Crags from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Superb fell walking on a superb ridge

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:2,770ft (844m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c414 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Superb fell walking on a superb ridge

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:3,387ft (1,032m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c279 The Oxendale Horseshoe from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Peak bagging heaven

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:4,007ft (1,221m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c129 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Superb fell walking on a superb ridge

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:3,604ft (1,098m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c425 The Oxendale Fells from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

High level route with superb views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.75ml (19km)
Ascent:4,680ft (1,426m)
Time:9 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Crinkle Crags (Long Top) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Chris Faulkner walked up Crinkle Crags (Long Top) on April 9th, 2023 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Michelle Chandler [weather] Bright & blustery.

Martyn Atherton climbed Crinkle Crags (Long Top) on March 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] c279 Pike of Blisco, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags [with] Self [weather] Dry & cloudy

Tim Winn bagged Crinkle Crags (Long Top) on August 15th, 2022 [with] Barry [weather] Hot with clouds. One quick shower.

Christine Shepherd hiked Crinkle Crags (Long Top) on April 16th, 2009 [from/via/route] Used walk c279 'The Oxendale Horseshoe' [with] My friend Jenny [weather] Very breezy but clear. - Had climbed this once before in 1998 but hadn't got an exact date. Climbed again 30.7.15 Climbed with H4TH in rain & strong wind on 2.7.22

Shirley Philips has summited Crinkle Crags (Long Top) [from/via/route] Great Langdale

Geoff Hand conquered Crinkle Crags (Long Top) on June 15th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c279 The Oxendale Round from the Old Dungeon Ghyl up Pike of Blisco, Cold Pike, Great Knott, Little Stand, Crinkle crags & back by The Band. [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Beautiful sunny day, got burnt to a crisp! - Went a little bit wrong at first & went too clos to Blea Tarn. Tess was attacked by a dog who fortunately had a muzzle on otherwise it could have been a mess. Lovely memory of Swallows swooping over a flower meadow on the way back.

Pete George scaled Crinkle Crags (Long Top) on May 7th, 2022 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] Roco [weather] Pleasant. Clear on summit

Ian Ashton walked up Crinkle Crags (Long Top) on November 13th, 2021 [with] Solo

Iain Ballard climbed Crinkle Crags (Long Top) on May 29th, 2021 [weather] windy to begin with then sunny

Carl Tillotson bagged Crinkle Crags (Long Top) on October 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] from Oxendale descent via The Band [with] June [weather] Sunny with cloud, windy on top.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (172)

Crinkle Crags (Long Top) summit

Crinkle Crags (Long Top) summit

Photo: Tim Hope (113)

Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Slight Side

Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (3)

*Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott and Crinkle Crags (South Top)  from Mickledore (between Scafell Pike and Sca Fell)

*Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Mickledore (between Scafell Pike and Sca Fell)

Photo: Wayne Hill (16)

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top)  and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Great Langdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (1)

*Northernly Panorama from the summit of Hard Knott featuring Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

*Northernly Panorama from the summit of Hard Knott featuring Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (63)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (171)

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (31)

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags and Shelter Crags (North Top) from Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags and Shelter Crags (North Top) from Great Langdale

Photo: Mike Jennings (22)

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott) and Shelter Crags from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott) and Shelter Crags from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (167)

Crinkle Crags (Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags & Shelter Crags (North Top)) and the Eastern shoulder of The Band from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags & Shelter Crags (North Top)) and the Eastern shoulder of The Band from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (214)

*Kettle Crag (left), Oxendale, The Band (centre - with Crinkle Crags (Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), & Gunson Knott) (top left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (top right), Mickleden and The Langdale Pikes from Side Pike

*Kettle Crag (left), Oxendale, The Band (centre - with Crinkle Crags (Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), & Gunson Knott) (top left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (top right), Mickleden and The Langdale Pikes from Side Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (58)

Crinkle Crags (Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags & Shelter Crags (North Top)) from Oxendale

Crinkle Crags (Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags & Shelter Crags (North Top)) from Oxendale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (215)

The Langdale Pikes from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

The Langdale Pikes from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Peter Swan (9)

*Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top) (right) including the infamous bad step with the Scafell Massiff beyond from Great Knott

*Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top) (right) including the infamous bad step with the Scafell Massiff beyond from Great Knott

Photo: Wayne Hill (23)

Crinkle Crags - The second Crinkle - Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and the third Crinkle - Gunson Knott from the first Crinkle - Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Crinkle Crags - The second Crinkle - Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and the third Crinkle - Gunson Knott from the first Crinkle - Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Chris Haselden (12)

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) from Stool End, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (2)

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (4)

*The Scafell Ridge from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

*The Scafell Ridge from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Robert Withers (1)

The notorious 'bad step' between Crinkle Crags (South Top) and Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

The notorious 'bad step' between Crinkle Crags (South Top) and Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (169)


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