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Scar Crags
672m (2205ft)

The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Scar Crags as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
127th highest in England,
212th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 101)

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English Nuttall
169th highest in England,
283rd in England & Wales

You can find Scar Crags & 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):

OL4 The English Lakes - North 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


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

See Scar Crags 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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You can walk to the top of Scar Crags by using any of these 3 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c299 Causey Pike from Braithwaite

Shorter alternative for shorter days

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:3,013ft (918m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c408 Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike from Braithwaite

Superb high level route with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:4,641ft (1,414m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c310 The Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite

Superb round with fabulous views & variation

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12ml (19km)
Ascent:5,261ft (1,603m)
Time:9.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Scar Crags Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Scar Crags

David Higginbottom walked up Scar Crags on July 3rd, 2023 [from/via/route] Route 408 [with] Carolyn [weather] Good

Michael Austin climbed Scar Crags on August 21st, 2022 [from/via/route] C112

Paul Macey bagged Scar Crags on June 15th, 2023 [from/via/route] Using walk c408 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny & warm 23 degrees at start 25 at end cloud built later in day - Missed out Hopegill Head & Sand Hill as had climbed yesterday new path not on map to bypass these after Hobcarton Crag

Kate Peacock hiked Scar Crags on August 28th, 2022 [with] Me & Sheila

Tim Winn summited Scar Crags on May 15th, 2023 [from/via/route] Uzzicar farm [with] Myself [weather] Sunny & dry

Angeline Grieveson conquered Scar Crags on January 7th, 2023 [with] Dotty

Richard Fulcher scaled Scar Crags on September 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked in the small quarry car park on the left near the start of the Whinlatter Pass after passing through Braithwaite. The path up to Grisedale Pike leaves from this car park & wends up & around the hills up to the peak - a fairly continuous climb with the craggiest part near the top. From Grisedale we headed across to Hobcarton Crag, veering off to the left down to Coledale Hause & then approached Crag Hill from the back near Wandope Moss. From Crag Hill we worked our way down & across to Sail the along the ridge to Scar Crags & Causey Pike. We reversed from CP & traversed across to the main path at High Moss. I then climbed up Outerside & slipped & slid down the wet rocks to Low Moss (very tricky after rain) & eventually met up with Jen at Barrow Door. I declined Barrow as I'd had enough! One for another day! We returned down the easy path that gently slopes down the side of Barrow. [with] Jen [weather] Sunshine & showers, occasional gusts of wind. - A tiring but rewarding walk.

David Butterfield walked up Scar Crags on July 8th, 2022 [from/via/route] Uzzicar [with] Nigel [weather] Cloudy

Claire Murray climbed Scar Crags on May 1st, 2022 [from/via/route] Causey Pike & Scar Crags [with] Vitor

Pete George bagged Scar Crags on May 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Roco [weather] Cool but clear

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Scar Crags

*360° panorama from the summit of Scar Crags

*360° panorama from the summit of Scar Crags

Photo: Andy Malcolm (91)

Looking back to the zig zags from Scar Crags at the route down from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Looking back to the zig zags from Scar Crags at the route down from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: Keith Evans (4)

Scar Crags (left), Sail and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from the summit cairn on Outerside

Scar Crags (left), Sail and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from the summit cairn on Outerside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (535)

*Looking back along Scar Crags to Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from Causey Pike

*Looking back along Scar Crags to Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from Causey Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (90)

Cat Bells (Catbells), Derwent Water with Bleaberry Fell & High Seat (Ashness Fell) from Scar Crags

Cat Bells (Catbells), Derwent Water with Bleaberry Fell & High Seat (Ashness Fell) from Scar Crags

Photo: Perry Biggs (3)

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (4)


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