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Rough Crag (Birker Fell)
319m (1047ft)

The South Western Marches, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Rough Crag (Birker Fell) Summit

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Walk c462 The Devoke Water Fells from Birker Fell

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,611ft (491m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 5 Icon (Moderate)

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Dan Milman walked up Rough Crag (Birker Fell) on August 29th, 2022 [with] Milly & Jonah [weather] Warm & clear - Started near Eskdale, took a path up behind some cottages. Had to cross elements of the moor with no formal footpaths. Probably very boggy in winter & a lot more difficult. Came across on the main path from Water Crag, then cross country back to the original path near Eskdale.

Colin Egan climbed Rough Crag (Birker Fell) on May 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] Start from the fell road between Ulpha & Eskdale & take the bridleway towards Devoke Water turning off to ascend Rough Crag [with] My wife Faith [weather] Fine but cool on top - The start of the circuit of Devoke Water, walk No. 33 in Wainwrights Outlying fells.

Rob Meadows bagged Rough Crag (Birker Fell) on January 1st, 2019 [from/via/route] Path leading from road to Devoke Water [with] Diane and Lola [weather] Cold & very windy

Trevor Williams hiked Rough Crag (Birker Fell) on September 27th, 2018 [with] paul

Tracey Cowell summited Rough Crag (Birker Fell) on February 25th, 2018 [with] Jenny and Billy [weather] Cloudy, Windy , Hail Showers

Dave Gay conquered Rough Crag (Birker Fell) on June 10th, 2016 [from/via/route] Basically followed Wainwrights Devoke Circuit route - Parked on the Birker Fell road - Rough Crag, Water Crag, White Pike, Yoadcastle, Woodend Height, Rowantree How [with] Solo [weather] Mostly sunny & warm

Christine Shepherd scaled Rough Crag (Birker Fell) on August 25th, 2015 [from/via/route] Walked from the Eskdale to Ulpha Road using Wainwright's Outlying Fells. [with] On my own [weather] Fine with a gentle breeze. - The first fell on Wainwright's 'Circuit of Devoke Water', a lovely walk with stunning views throughout.

Andy Pearce walked up Rough Crag (Birker Fell) on June 12th, 2015 [from/via/route] 1 of 13 peaks from the top of the Corney Fell Road [with] Anita Pearce & Stan [weather] High cloud, brilliant walking conditions earlier on, warmed up as the Sun came out, became oppressive later on in the afternoon

Charlie Housley climbed Rough Crag (Birker Fell) on October 25th, 2014 [from/via/route] After a circular walk around Devoke Water we diverted up to the summit. [with] Jo and Candy. [weather] Horrible. Squally showers & strong winds.

Mark Davidson bagged Rough Crag (Birker Fell) on January 27th, 2009 [with] MK [weather] Bit grey & cloudy

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Approaching Water Crag (Birker Fell) from Rough Crag (Birker Fell)

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The Seat (Birker Fell) and Devoke Water from Rough Crag (Birker Fell)

The Seat (Birker Fell) and Devoke Water from Rough Crag (Birker Fell)

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Rough Crag (Birker Fell) summit cairn

Rough Crag (Birker Fell) summit cairn

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Rough Crag (Birker Fell) summit cairn

Rough Crag (Birker Fell) summit cairn

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