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Loft Crag
681m (2235ft)

The Central Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Loft Crag as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Wainwright
(No. 98)

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English Nuttall
151st highest in England,
255th in England & Wales

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

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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


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See Loft Crag and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

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

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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See the location of Loft Crag and all 5 walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Loft Crag by using any of these 5 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c225 The Langdale Pikes via Jack's Rake from The New Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Jack's Rake is a Lakeland Classic - but not for the faint hearted

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 4.5ml (7.5km)
Ascent:2,645ft (806m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 5 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c208 Harrison Stickle and High Raise from The New Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Steep scramble - strictly for the adventurous

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:3,046ft (928m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c281 The Langdale Pikes via North Rake from The New Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

A busy path leads to wild seclusion

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:2,924ft (891m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c418 The Langdale Pikes via North Rake and Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

A busy path leads to wild seclusion

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10mls (16km)
Ascent:3,580ft (1,091m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c428 The Langdale Pikes, High Raise and The Easedale Fells from Grasmere

Long high level round

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 13.75ml (22km)
Ascent:3,991ft (1,216m)
Time:9 hrs
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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Loft Crag Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Loft Crag

Jon Floyd walked up Loft Crag on July 27th, 2023 [from/via/route] Stickle Ghyll car park via pavey ark, thunacar knott, Harrison stickle loft crag & pike of stickle [with] Solo [weather] Summits covered in mist with slight rain

Tim Winn climbed Loft Crag on March 22nd, 2023 [from/via/route] New Dungeon Ghyll [with] Barry [weather] Fine & dry

Martyn Atherton bagged Loft Crag on March 14th, 2022 [from/via/route] c206 Blea Rigg, Sergeant Man, High Raise, Thunacar Knot, Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Pike of Stickle & Loft Crag [with] Self [weather] Dry & cloudy ath first then sunny & then raining - A really good & varied walk

John Tippins hiked Loft Crag on June 14th, 2022 [from/via/route] From New Dungeon Ghyll hotel. C225 go4awalk [with] Alone [weather] Dry, sunny, warm though with some slight wind chill on exposed areas.

Ian Ashton summited Loft Crag on May 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] From new d Ghill [with] Steve H

Geoff Hand conquered Loft Crag on March 15th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c281 The Langdale Pikes via North Rake from Great Langdale [with] Alone with Tess [weather] High cloud, mostly calm, a bit windy on the tops. Quite warm - Langdale is my favorite part of the lakes (upto now?) Nice & quiet again. Dropped down off Harrison Stickle to Loft Crag. Very steep coming down. Had to keep an eye on Tess. Had lunch on the Crag. Very nice.

Steve Lucas scaled Loft Crag on September 12th, 2020 [with] On my own [weather] Dry, cloudy with sunny spells

Sarah Wild walked up Loft Crag on August 19th, 2021 [from/via/route] Up from Stickle Ghyll [with] Emily [weather] Low cloud - Bagged 7 today. Posh boys 😆 Bullied up it 🤣

Carl Tillotson climbed Loft Crag on July 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] c281 route [with] June [weather] Clear blue skies, very warm. Nice breeze on top.

Paul Macey bagged Loft Crag on June 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Walk 281 [with] Luke [weather] Low cloud

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

Great Langdale from below Loft Crag

Great Langdale from below Loft Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (120)

*Loft Crag (foreground far left), Lingmoor, Blea Tarn, Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags (featuring Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Gunson Knott) (mid-distance left to right) and Wetherlam, Great Carrs and Grey Friar (far-distance centre to right)  from the summit of Pike of Stickle (Langdale Pikes)

*Loft Crag (foreground far left), Lingmoor, Blea Tarn, Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags (featuring Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Gunson Knott) (mid-distance left to right) and Wetherlam, Great Carrs and Grey Friar (far-distance centre to right) from the summit of Pike of Stickle (Langdale Pikes)

Photo: Tim Hope (42)

Looking SE from Loft Crag (The Langdale Pikes) down Great Langdale to Elterwater, Ambleside and Windermere

Looking SE from Loft Crag (The Langdale Pikes) down Great Langdale to Elterwater, Ambleside and Windermere

Photo: Tim Hope (46)

The Langdale Pikes - featuring (from left to right) Pike of Stickle, Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from near Blea Tarn (Langdale)

The Langdale Pikes - featuring (from left to right) Pike of Stickle, Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from near Blea Tarn (Langdale)

Photo: Edward Felstead (4)

The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (3)

Looking down the Langdale Valley from Loft Crag

Looking down the Langdale Valley from Loft Crag

Photo: Simon Gibson (2)

Me on the summit of Pike of Stickle, The Langdale Pikes with Windermere (far left), Loft Crag (near left), Lingmoor Fell (across Great Langdale), Blea Tarn (centre) and Pike of Blisco (right)

Me on the summit of Pike of Stickle, The Langdale Pikes with Windermere (far left), Loft Crag (near left), Lingmoor Fell (across Great Langdale), Blea Tarn (centre) and Pike of Blisco (right)

Photo: David Percival (1)

Great Langdale from below Loft Crag

Great Langdale from below Loft Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (124)

Mist in the Langdale Valley from Loft Crag

Mist in the Langdale Valley from Loft Crag

Photo: Simon Gibson (1)

The Langdale Pikes - Pike of Stickle (left) and Loft Crag (centre right) from The Band

The Langdale Pikes - Pike of Stickle (left) and Loft Crag (centre right) from The Band

Photo: Simon Barnett (46)

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (4)

Pike of Stickle from Loft Crag

Pike of Stickle from Loft Crag

Photo: Hugh Turner (2)

Me on the summit of Pike of Stickle, The Langdale Pikes with Windermere (far left), Loft Crag (near left), Lingmoor Fell (across Great Langdale) and Blea Tarn (right)

Me on the summit of Pike of Stickle, The Langdale Pikes with Windermere (far left), Loft Crag (near left), Lingmoor Fell (across Great Langdale) and Blea Tarn (right)

Photo: David Percival (2)

Pike of Stickle from Loft Crag (The Langdale Pikes)

Pike of Stickle from Loft Crag (The Langdale Pikes)

Photo: Tim Hope (45)

The Band with two of The Langdale Pikes (Pike of Stickle and Loft Crag) beyond from Oxendale

The Band with two of The Langdale Pikes (Pike of Stickle and Loft Crag) beyond from Oxendale

Photo: Mike Jennings (28)

Snow on The Langdale Pikes featuring Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle), Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Holme Fell

Snow on The Langdale Pikes featuring Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle), Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Holme Fell

Photo: Rob Barklamb (40)


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