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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

Martyn Atherton walked up on September 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] ??? Great Crag Circular from Stonethwaite [with] Martyn and Paul [weather] Raining at first then misty & dry - East stroll with knee issue

Tim Winn climbed on May 27th, 2022 [with] Barry and Louise. [weather] Cloudy & windy. Ended up sunny.

Richard Marchant bagged on May 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parking the car in Stonethwaite I followed the Cumbria Way up the valley to Smithymire Island where I then headed South up the steep slope to Eagle Crag Summit. From here I carried on to Sergeant's Crag & then up to Low White Stones before turning & heading Northeast ridging around to Ullscarf then along to Coldbarrow Fell & Northwest to Dock Tarn. From here I quickly went up on to Great Crag then back track to the Tarn & descended down Tingy End back to Stonethwaite. [with] On my Own [weather] Dry Day & a bit overcast in the morning although it did become sunny & clear in the afternoon.

John Tippins hiked on October 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Rosthwaite [with] Afia [weather] Overcast, low cloud for most of the day.

Paul Macey summited on June 24th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walk 369 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny intervals rain at end

Richard Marshall conquered on June 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] Eagle Crag [with] Andy & Roxy [weather] Cloudy/Sunny warm

Claire Kirk scaled on April 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Rosthwaite [with] Self [weather] Sunny & clear, very cold & some frost

Dave Eyes walked up on September 27th, 2020 [from/via/route] Parked at Watendlath NT Car Park. Walked along the path to Grange Fell & then back to Great Crag. Returned via the path that went by the tarn. [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Lovely Sunny Day - Brilliant Views

Jane Wilkinson has climbed [with] sammy

Nick Dobson bagged 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 & back with spectacular views along the way.

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

King's How and Grange Fell (Brund Fell) from the summit of Great Crag

King's How and Grange Fell (Brund Fell) from the summit of Great Crag

Photo: Stephen Collins (74)

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)

Skiddaw and Blencathra from the summit of Great Crag

Skiddaw and Blencathra from the summit of Great Crag

Photo: Stephen Collins (75)

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)

Great Crag summit cairn

Great Crag summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (231)

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)

Borrowdale from Great Crag

Borrowdale from Great Crag

Photo: Marcel Bannon (24)

Great Crag summit cairn

Great Crag summit cairn

Photo: Mark Davidson (50)

Rosthwaite and Borrowdale from the summit of Great Crag

Rosthwaite and Borrowdale from the summit of Great Crag

Photo: Stephen Collins (73)

Borrowdale from Great Crag

Borrowdale from Great Crag

Photo: Marcel Bannon (25)

Watendlath from Great Crag

Watendlath from Great Crag

Photo: David Hayter (17)

Great Crag summit cairn

Great Crag summit cairn

Photo: Marcel Bannon (23)

Watendlath from Great Crag

Watendlath from Great Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (109)


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