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Hart Crag
822m (2698ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Hart Crag as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
34th highest in England,
65th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 27)

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40th highest in England,
76th in England & Wales

Walk Hart Crag walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Hart Crag Summit

Photo: Peter Inglis

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The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


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90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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You can walk to the top of Hart Crag by using any of these 7 easy-to-follow route maps:

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

Sarah Moore walked up Hart Crag on December 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] c247 / The Fairfield Horseshoe (from Ambleside) [with] On my own [weather] Beautiful start with a cold edge... turning to icy cold with sleet & minimal visibility between Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag. - This one scared me. The realisation that if I slipped up at Fairfield then I don't know that I could have waited an hour plus for mountain rescue was very scary. Used the GPS & was proud of myself but major "eeek"

Martyn Atherton climbed Hart Crag on September 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] C235 Arniston Crag, Birks, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag & Hartsop Above How [with] Paul Atherton [weather] Misty, rain & Sunny - Loved the route 6 hrs 50 minutes

Mr Davison bagged Hart Crag on November 18th, 2017 [from/via/route] Fairfield horseshoe [with] Ian F, Ian F, Mike, Gary, Simon, Martyn, Andy [weather] sunny,

Christine Shepherd hiked Hart Crag during October, 1998 [from/via/route] Cow Bridge near Brother's water Did the Fairfield Horseshoe for the fifth time on 19.6.22 [with] My friend Miriam [weather] Bight & fresh. Perfect walking weather - I have climbed Hart crag again in May 07 & on 26.3.12 & 25.3.18 as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe(walk c247) & in deep snow on 1.3.10 while doing the Dovedale round using walk c333 Bagged again doing The Dovedale Round anti clockwise 10.07.2021

Shirley Philips has summited Hart Crag [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

Tony Halliday conquered Hart Crag on May 28th, 2022 [from/via/route] Circular walk starting at rydal taking in nab scar heron pike rydal fell great rigg Fairfield hart crag dove crag high pike & low pike known as the fairfield circular or round [with] My boarder terrier jimmy boo and George also my wife sal [weather] The weather was warm start dry sunny no wind but cooler on the summit some clouds - A tough circular roughly 11 miles great views over rydal water & Windermere & surrounding fells a brutal start of 3.5 hours of climbing & equally as brutal 3.5 hours of going down ended with a nice couple of pints & the sun came out in all its glory in the beer garden

Geoff Hand scaled Hart Crag on January 12th, 2022 [from/via/route] Fairfield Round from Ambleside via Rydal Mount, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, Low Pike & back by Sweden Bridge. [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Cold, cloud & sun getting clearer as day went on. - Plenty of snow on Fairfield , Hart Cragg, Dove Crag & High Pike. Was treated to a fly-by the RAF between Hart Crag & Dove Cragg. Scared Tess out of her wits!

Pete George walked up Hart Crag on November 12th, 2021 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Roco [weather] In the cloud & freezing

Carl Tillotson climbed Hart Crag on August 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe [with] June [weather] Sunny, little wind, high level cloud - Went down the bad step, not bad in the end, lol.

Andrew Flynn bagged Hart Crag on August 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Nicola [weather] Sunny

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

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (330)

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (117)

Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (327)

Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Fairfield dominate the skyline beyond Brothers Water

Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Fairfield dominate the skyline beyond Brothers Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (122)

Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Fairfield from Hartsop Dodd

Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Fairfield from Hartsop Dodd

Photo: Ivor Bennett (15)

Helvellyn (centre) from Hart Crag

Helvellyn (centre) from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (332)

Fairfield from Hart Crag

Fairfield from Hart Crag

Photo: Peter Inglis (5)

The summit of Little Hart Crag in deep snow

The summit of Little Hart Crag in deep snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (6)

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (329)

Rydal Water (left) and Coniston Water (right - far distance) and Heron Pike in mid-distance from Hart Crag

Rydal Water (left) and Coniston Water (right - far distance) and Heron Pike in mid-distance from Hart Crag

Photo: Rob Barklamb (26)

Little Hart Crag from The Scandale Pass

Little Hart Crag from The Scandale Pass

Photo: Les Swindell (1)

Snow on Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Snow on Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Timothy Towers (2)

Looking East to the snowy fell tops of Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) and High Street from the summit of Little Hart Crag

Looking East to the snowy fell tops of Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) and High Street from the summit of Little Hart Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (5)

Snow on The col between Hart Crag and Fairfield

Snow on The col between Hart Crag and Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (3)

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

Photo: David Hayter (404)

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Photo: John Holt (1)

Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and St Sunday Crag from Dove Crag

Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and St Sunday Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (326)

Lake Windermere and Rydal Valley from Rydal Head with Heron Pike on the right

Lake Windermere and Rydal Valley from Rydal Head with Heron Pike on the right

Photo: Mike Walker (333)

St Sunday Crag from Hart Crag

St Sunday Crag from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (331)

Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Peter Inglis (3)


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