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Ill Crag
931m (3054ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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5th highest in England,
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Walk Ill Crag walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Ill Crag

Photo: Stephen Dawson

You can find Ill Crag & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


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

OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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See Ill Crag and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

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You can walk to the top of Ill Crag by using any of these 8 easy-to-follow route maps:

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

Kevin Foster walked up Ill Crag on May 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] National Trust car park, Brackenclose, Wasdale Head. [with] By myself. [weather] Early cloud on Scafells lifting by midday then sunny. - Turn left off the main highway after the col with Great End. Glorious views of Eskdale. Take care clambering over the boulders though.

Marcelle Allman climbed Ill Crag on August 2nd, 2020 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [weather] Weat overcast

Rich Roberts bagged Ill Crag on August 2nd, 2020 [with] Marcelle

Caroline Winter hiked Ill Crag on August 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Seathwaite, Grains Gill, Broad Crag, Sca Fell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End [with] Becky [weather] warm, clear skies, light breeze - obviously a tiring walk. Sca Fell Pike heaving with people taking selfies. Some bottled it at Broad Crag, not wanting to do the steep descent & climb up to the top- shame. Thought Ill Crag was opposite Broad Crag but worked it out on ScaFell Pike & made for it on return.

Anthony Scott summited Ill Crag on July 13th, 2017 [from/via/route] Wast Water NT campsite [with] me [weather] Blue sky then white cloud. No wind

David Wand conquered Ill Crag on May 27th, 1988 [with] Gayle

Tony Rogerson scaled Ill Crag on April 4th, 2010 [from/via/route] Scafell Pike from Seathwaite & Corridor Route [with] John [weather] Sunny

Christine Shepherd walked up Ill Crag during April, 2003 [from/via/route] Walked from Seathwaite [with] My daughter Rebecca [weather] Sunny - Bagged this again 3.10.15 after climbing Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head.

Leon Harvey climbed Ill Crag on April 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] c197 [with] Solo [weather] Clear skies warm sunny - Boulder field

Jason Johnston bagged Ill Crag on August 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] Wasdale Nat Trust Car Park [with] Becs & Jane [weather] Windy & down pouring - Low cloud, visibility down to 5-6m

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

Broadstone Head, Ferngill Crag and Deer Bields from Brownrigg Moss

Broadstone Head, Ferngill Crag and Deer Bields from Brownrigg Moss

Photo: Tim Hope (57)

Scafell Pike summit from Ill Crag

Scafell Pike summit from Ill Crag

Photo: Craig Carter (36)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag - from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag - from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (180)

Looking south from the summit of Dale Head (Newlands) with (left to right) Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Scafell Pike on the horizon and Great Gable (far right - mid distance)

Looking south from the summit of Dale Head (Newlands) with (left to right) Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Scafell Pike on the horizon and Great Gable (far right - mid distance)

Photo: Fred Bell (1)

Alsion on Whitegill Crag with a snow clad Great Langdale in the background

Alsion on Whitegill Crag with a snow clad Great Langdale in the background

Photo: Peter Harrison (13)

Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Hopegill Head and Gasgill Crags from Grasmoor

Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Hopegill Head and Gasgill Crags from Grasmoor

Photo: A. Wainwright (80)

The Scafel Massive featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell above Wast Water from Buckbarrow

The Scafel Massive featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell above Wast Water from Buckbarrow

Photo: Chris Brankin (38)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (171)

Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End and Esk Hause from Lingcove Bridge

Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End and Esk Hause from Lingcove Bridge

Photo: Colin Jenkins (33)

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (centre left), Cam Spout Crag and Slight Side (centre right) with Eskdale below from Ill Crag summit

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (centre left), Cam Spout Crag and Slight Side (centre right) with Eskdale below from Ill Crag summit

Photo: Craig Carter (31)

Sca Fell (centre left), Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from Three Tarns

Sca Fell (centre left), Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from Three Tarns

Photo: Tim Hope (118)

Scafell Pike (left) and Broad Crag (right) from Ill Crag

Scafell Pike (left) and Broad Crag (right) from Ill Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (351)

Wast Water with the Scafel Massive (far left- featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) and Illgill Head (centre) and Whin Rigg (centre right) above the Wast Water screes from Buckbarrow

Wast Water with the Scafel Massive (far left- featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) and Illgill Head (centre) and Whin Rigg (centre right) above the Wast Water screes from Buckbarrow

Photo: Chris Brankin (37)

Deer Bields, Ferngill Crag and Broadstone Head from Calf Crag

Deer Bields, Ferngill Crag and Broadstone Head from Calf Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (66)

Great Langdale and Lingmoor Fell in the snow from Whitegill Crag

Great Langdale and Lingmoor Fell in the snow from Whitegill Crag

Photo: Peter Harrison (15)

Ill Crag (left) with Broad Crag below Scafell Pike from Great End summit

Ill Crag (left) with Broad Crag below Scafell Pike from Great End summit

Photo: Craig Carter (33)

The Scafell Massif - Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag & Great End - with Bow Fell (Bowfell) in the right foreground from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

The Scafell Massif - Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag & Great End - with Bow Fell (Bowfell) in the right foreground from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (182)

Scafell Pike (far left), Ill Crag and the shoulder of Great End (far right) from Esk Hause

Scafell Pike (far left), Ill Crag and the shoulder of Great End (far right) from Esk Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (187)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (168)

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (31)


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