Brock Crags

Brock Crags Summit Cairn
Brock Crags Summit Cairn

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Brock Crags, Cumbria, Lake District

A Few Facts About Brock Crags

Location -
Brock Crags is a fell standing above Hartsop in the Far Eastern Fells. It forms part of the perimeter of Martindale lying on the long ridge from Rampsgill Head to Place Fell. Wainwright gave the name Brock Crags to the section of ridge between Rest Dodd and Angletarn Pikes although the summit carrying this name stands to the west of the watershed. A higher unnamed top (1,870 feet) was ignored in his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells despite standing on the ridge. This is one of the many reasons why Wainwrights differ from more systematic hill lists such as Hewitts or Nuttalls.

Summit And View -
The summit has a small tarn between the two highest knolls and gives a fine all round view. There is a fairly large cairn at the summit. Brothers Water and the Kirkstone Pass can be seen from the summit. A short and simple ascent can be made from Hartsop although the upper section has no clear path.
Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Far Eastern Fell, Fellranger, Sub Dewey, Synge, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details