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Gray Crag (Hayeswater)
699m (2294ft)

The Far Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Gray Crag (Hayeswater) as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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(No. 90)

In February 2022 Gray Crag (Hayeswater) was demoted from 'Nuttall' status due to insufficient prominance.

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

Claire Kirk walked up on May 30th, 2022 [from/via/route] Cow Bridge car park [with] Alone [weather] Warm & dry, cloudy

Christine Shepherd climbed on February 20th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from Hartsop using walk c231 Walked again with a group from Head 4 the Hills 6.5.21 Finally climbed up the front of Gray Crag solo on 20.04.2022from Hartsop. [with] 1)Jenny 2) With a group 3) solo [weather] Very changeable; snow, mist & winter sunshine in equal measure. - I enjoyed the climb up this fell; much preferred it to Hartsop Dodd

John Ramsbottom has bagged [from/via/route] Hartsop,walk c231 [with] Sydney Prince [weather] Sunny, windy - Our first day doing Wainwrights, this was our 4th

Richard Marchant hiked on January 11th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked at Hartsop & headed south up Hartsop Dodd & then ridged along to Caudale Moor across to Thornthwaite Crag & North to Gray Crag & back down to the car. [with] Solo [weather] Clear cold frosty day with a dusting of snow on the tops.

Geoff Hand summited on October 12th, 2021 [from/via/route] c231 Stony Cove Pike & Gray Crag form Hartsop. [with] Alone [weather] Generally Dry Cloudy to the East. - Had a look down on Hayeswater a lovely small & hidden reservoir. The sheep were inquisitive about Tess - she barked & they all ran off!

Paul Ward conquered on April 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Started from Staveley [with] Jamie

John Bryers scaled on July 11th, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked at Cow Bridge car park near Hartsop. Set off at 8:45am in low mist & light rain. Walked along bridleway towards Patterdale & veared upwards along a track to Boredale Hause. Turning right to Angletarn Pikes. Walked to top of each pike to make sure I'd completed the Wainright. Continued along easy paths East of tarn to Brock Crag. Continued along clear path to The Knott. Headed downhill towards Hayeswater dam, rising up directly on to ridge of Gray Crag. Joining ridge path to top. Returned down Northern ridge to car park. [with] With Mya my faithful 14 year old Patterdale Terrier.

Claire Murray walked up on April 11th, 2021 [from/via/route] Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike, Thornthwaite Crag & Gray Crag [with] Vitor and Rita [weather] Lovely with a little snow - Lovely walk, was nice & dry, lovely views & spot for lunch. Free little car park at the end of the lane

Andrew Johnson climbed on October 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Hartsop [with] Ted [weather] Blue skies, beautiful views

Andrew Douthwaite bagged on August 31st, 2020 [from/via/route] c231 [weather] Sunny spells - Good views, quite steep ups & downs

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Gray Crag (Hayeswater)

Snow on St Sunday Crag from Gray Crag (Hayeswater)

Snow on St Sunday Crag from Gray Crag (Hayeswater)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (64)

Hartsop Dodd across Brothers Water with Gray Crag (Hayeswater) (far left) and Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (far right)

Hartsop Dodd across Brothers Water with Gray Crag (Hayeswater) (far left) and Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (far right)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (43)

*Snow on Gray Crag (Hayeswater) from High Street

*Snow on Gray Crag (Hayeswater) from High Street

Photo: Richard Nicholls (61)

Me on the summit of Gray Crag (Hayeswater)

Me on the summit of Gray Crag (Hayeswater)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (465)

Gray Crag (Hayeswater) from Brock Crags

Gray Crag (Hayeswater) from Brock Crags

Photo: Robert Hall (12)


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