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Dow Crag
778m (2553ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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English Mountain
55th highest in England,
98th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 48)

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67th highest in England,
119th in England & Wales

Walk Dow Crag walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Oakley





Dow Crag is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 96 & 97
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Dow Crag is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

*Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.



You can walk to the top of Dow Crag by using either of these 2 easy to follow route maps:




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

Richard Marchant walked up Dow Crag on July 7th, 1996 [from/via/route] This walk saw us all walk out of Torver and took us up to Goats Hawse where we traversed up to Dow Crag and descended on to Buck Pike then Brown Pike and finally back down to Torver. [with] Andrew (Shinner) Wright [weather] A fine dry day with a nice cool breeze and some sunshie - A walk done with Shinner while we were both based at Barrow on HMS Vigilant whilst in the build stage.

Elaine Evans climbed Dow Crag on June 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Coniston, walked up Walna Scar Road then ascended Coniston Old Man via Miners Bridge route, from summit followed path across to Brim Fell, descended to Goat's Hawse then up to summit of Dow Crag, retraced our steps to Goat's Hawse and descended to Goat's Water before following downward path to rejoin the Walna Scar Road back into Coniston. [with] Sue [weather] Beautiful day. Light refreshing shower on way back. - Beat the heavy rain today. Well worth taking the route via the disused mine track.

David Watson bagged Dow Crag on August 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Coniston [weather] Sunny

Chris Sheard hiked Dow Crag on August 13th, 2018 [from/via/route] Up from Duddon valley via Walna Scar Road [with] Solo [weather] Started with drizzle went misty and stayed misty - Weather moved slower than forecast as sun came out as i got into the car. Still after 4th attempt finally got Dow Crag. Brown pike was quite nice though i have never seen as many daddy longlegs

Phillip Bulley summited Dow Crag on May 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via The Old Man of Coniston. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and very windy.

Iain Jones conquered Dow Crag on August 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Three Shire Stone, Wrynose Pass (The Wainwright 60 - Day 7 (Coniston)) [with] Graeme High

Andrew Joss scaled Dow Crag on July 23rd, 2017 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Barbara [weather] Sunny with a little cloud

Simon Boddy walked up Dow Crag on June 30th, 2017 [from/via/route] Torver [with] HF Holidays [weather] Breezy and cool with low cloud turning warmer and sunny later.

Claire Kirk climbed Dow Crag on April 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] Walna Scar car park [with] Phil [weather] Sunshine and clear day - Have also previously scrambled up the South Rake - was terrifying at the time as mist suddenly came down when we were partway up and we completely lost our bearings once at the top!

Colin Egan bagged Dow Crag on March 9th, 2017 [from/via/route] continuation from Coniston Old Man and before that Brim Fell. [with] My wife Faith [weather] Crisp cold sunny day - Best top of the day, crags are most impressive and the view down to Goat's Water was stunning if a bit scary.

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

High Light Haw (Top o' Selside) summit cairn with the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background

High Light Haw (Top o' Selside) summit cairn with the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background

Photo: Paul Gibson (27)

White Maiden summit cairn with Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) in the background

White Maiden summit cairn with Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) in the background

Photo: Christine Shepherd (144)

Low Light Haw (Top o' Selside) summit cairn with the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background

Low Light Haw (Top o' Selside) summit cairn with the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background

Photo: Paul Gibson (28)

Dow Crag from Brown Pike summit

Dow Crag from Brown Pike summit

Photo: Chris Leonard (2)

*Dow Crag, Goat's Hawse, Goast's Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Brown Pike

*Dow Crag, Goat's Hawse, Goast's Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Brown Pike

Photo: Chris Leonard (5)

Goat's Water from Dow Crag

Goat's Water from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Leonard (6)

Dow Crag from Goat's Hawse

Dow Crag from Goat's Hawse

Photo: Chris Leonard (9)

Coniston Water from the summit of Brock Barrow (Top o' Selside) with Beacon (Blawith Fells) prominent (centre) and the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background (right)

Coniston Water from the summit of Brock Barrow (Top o' Selside) with Beacon (Blawith Fells) prominent (centre) and the Coniston Fells: White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Wetherlam in the background (right)

Photo: Paul Gibson (30)

Goat's Water below Dow Crag

Goat's Water below Dow Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (162)

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from Beacon (Blawith Fells)

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from Beacon (Blawith Fells)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (135)


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