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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,
97th 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)



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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

Phil Higgins walked up on July 8th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walna Scar Road, Brown Pike, Buck Pike. [with] With Su [weather] Overcast and in flag on the summits, so abandoned plan to conquer Coniston Old Man.

Jeremy Torrance climbed on January 20th, 2017 [from/via/route] Coniston [with] Duncan and Johann

Damian Doyle bagged on June 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Conniston [with] Yvonne, Ciaran & Orla [weather] Sunny, windy on top - First trip to Lake District

Christina Lander hiked on June 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] Coniston - Dow Crag - Old Man of Coniston - Coniston [with] Dick [weather] Started off cloudy but brightened up later. Very warm - During our holiday at Station House, Troutbeck, Penrith

Mark Hazelton summited on April 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked from car park in Coniston via Walna Scar Road to Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag then Old Man of Coniston dropping off front to Quarry via direct route [with] Family and Pepper [weather] Lovely sunny spring day - Must wear thinner socks or warm weather boots on warm sunny days

John Bryers conquered on April 15th, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked at Walna Scar Road top car park (Now pay and display at £4 for 4 hours and £8 for 9 hours). Walked up Walna scar road, took path or right on ridge up Brown Pike, Buck Pike and on to Dow Crag. [with] With Freya Gray, Jazz and Mya my faithful 13 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Cold start with occasional icy winds but warmed up during climbing!

John Fenwick scaled on September 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked from car park bottom of Walna Scar Road, Seathwaite and Duddon Valley. Followed walk c179 but went clockwise by mistake. [with] Romany [weather] Cloudy, super windy up top - Good circular walk. Easy to follow

Andy Buxton walked up on April 23rd, 1994 [from/via/route] Via Walna Scar Road [with] Solo [weather] Poor, with deep snow on top preventing continuation to other Coniston fells

Sarah Hamer climbed on May 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Walked a full hike with Old Man also [with] Chris Hamer [weather] Dry and sunny

Adrian Howard bagged on October 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Walna Scar Rd Car Park

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

Goat's Water below Dow Crag

Goat's Water below Dow Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (162)

Goat's Water from Dow Crag

Goat's Water from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Leonard (6)

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)

Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston from White Maiden the high point on Walna Scar

Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston from White Maiden the high point on Walna Scar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (151)

Dow Crag from Goat's Hawse

Dow Crag from Goat's Hawse

Photo: Chris Leonard (9)

Dow Crag from the path to Goat's Water

Dow Crag from the path to Goat's Water

Photo: Gerry Ball (28)

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)

Brown Pike from Dow Crag

Brown Pike from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Leonard (7)

Brown Pike and Blind Tarn from Dow Crag

Brown Pike and Blind Tarn from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Leonard (4)

Dow Crag (foreground) and Brown Pike

Dow Crag (foreground) and Brown Pike

Photo: Chris Leonard (8)

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)

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from the summit of Yew Bank

Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston from the summit of Yew Bank

Photo: Andy Malcolm (137)

The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and Dow Crag from Swirl How

The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell and Dow Crag from Swirl How

Photo: Stephen Dawson (20)

White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston across Coniston Water from Crab Haws Woods

White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston across Coniston Water from Crab Haws Woods

Photo: Paul Gibson (13)

*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)

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 summit

Dow Crag summit

Photo: Neil Milling (18)

Dow Crag summit

Dow Crag summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (488)

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 as a backdrop

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 as a backdrop

Photo: Paul Gibson (23)

Buck Pike and Dow Crag from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Buck Pike and Dow Crag from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (14)

Goat's Water from the summit of Dow Crag

Goat's Water from the summit of Dow Crag

Photo: Neil Milling (19)

Dow Crag from Brown Pike summit

Dow Crag from Brown Pike summit

Photo: Chris Leonard (2)

Coniston Water with Beacon (Blawith Fells), Caw (Dunnerdale Fells),  White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from Great Hill (Consiton)

Coniston Water with Beacon (Blawith Fells), Caw (Dunnerdale Fells), White Maiden, Walna Scar, Dow Crag and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from Great Hill (Consiton)

Photo: Paul Gibson (18)

Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from White Maiden

Grey Friar (left), Dow Crag, Brown Pike and The Old Man of Coniston (right) from White Maiden

Photo: Christine Shepherd (143)

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Dow Crag from Levers Hawse

Photo: David Hayter (342)

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)


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