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Great Crag
450m (1476ft)

The Central Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Walk Great Crag walking UK Mountains in The Central Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Great Crag Summit

Photo: Stephen Collins

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

Jane Wilkinson has walked up [with] sammy

Nick Dobson climbed on August 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Surprise view national trust car park on the Watendlath road [with] Margaret and Ralph [weather] Hot sunny clear day. - 6.8 mile there and back with spectacular views along the way.

Darren Wilson bagged on August 1st, 2020 [from/via/route] Grange Fell (Brund Fell), Great Crag, Eagle Crag, Sargeants Crag [with] lone [weather] Good clear day with extensive views - 15 miles

Kevan Cassley hiked on July 26th, 2020 [from/via/route] Great Crag, Grange Fell (Brund Fell) & Kings How from Rosthwaite [with] wife Amanda & daughter India plus dog Bentley [weather] Mainly rain & heavy showers but some dry spells, visibility good - Would have been better in dry as not a fan of the anti-erosion stone steps especially on descent through the woods at Brock Bield which were exceptionally slippy in wet (a few falls) but fantastic summit views that are hard to beat.

Charlotte Hill summited on January 17th, 2020 [from/via/route] from Watendlath, quick trot out [with] Paul [weather] Cloudy but Dry - Rather Wet underfoot. Quiet in Watendlath in January though

Christina Lander conquered on December 3rd, 2019 [from/via/route] Watendlath - Great Crag - Dock Tarn - Grange Fell - Watendlath [with] Dick & Meg [weather] Beautiful sunny day - A short walk on our last morning, before we set off home

Andrew Johnson scaled on November 2nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Watendlath [with] Deb and Ted [weather] Cloudy - Very wet under foot

Deborah Johnson walked up on November 2nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Watendlath [with] Andy and Ted [weather] Cloudy - Very wet under foot

Chris Sheard climbed on September 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Initially up from Rosthwaite. Over some of the Coast to coast route up through woods from near the camp site [with] George [weather] Started with pleasant sun & light winds finished very blustery - Nice ridge walk with a diversion to Kings How with a toughish down.

Simon Boddy bagged on September 2nd, 2018 [from/via/route] Lodore [with] HF Holidays [weather] Cloudy with persistent light rain and mist at the summit

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

Borrowdale from Great Crag

Borrowdale from Great Crag

Photo: Marcel Bannon (25)

Watendlath from Great Crag

Watendlath from Great Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (109)

The Stonethwaite Valley with Great Crag, White Crag and High Crag beyond from Greenup Gill on the lower slopes of Eagle Crag

The Stonethwaite Valley with Great Crag, White Crag and High Crag beyond from Greenup Gill on the lower slopes of Eagle Crag

Photo: Marcel Bannon (1)

Upper Borrowdale and beyond from the junction of paths by Puddingstone Bank between Great Crag and Grange Fell (Brund Fell)

Upper Borrowdale and beyond from the junction of paths by Puddingstone Bank between Great Crag and Grange Fell (Brund Fell)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (110)

Rosthwaite and Borrowdale from the summit of Great Crag

Rosthwaite and Borrowdale from the summit of Great Crag

Photo: Stephen Collins (73)

Watendlath & Watendlath Tarn with High Seat (Ashness Fell) beyond from the summit of Great Crag

Watendlath & Watendlath Tarn with High Seat (Ashness Fell) beyond from the summit of Great Crag

Photo: Stephen Collins (72)

Borrowdale from Great Crag

Borrowdale from Great Crag

Photo: Marcel Bannon (24)

Great Crag summit cairn

Great Crag summit cairn

Photo: Marcel Bannon (23)

Skiddaw and Blencathra from the summit of Great Crag

Skiddaw and Blencathra from the summit of Great Crag

Photo: Stephen Collins (75)

Great Crag summit cairn

Great Crag summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (231)


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