Bannerdale Crags

Bannerdale Crags Summit
Bannerdale Crags Summit

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

A Few Facts About Bannerdale Crags

Wainwright and Birkett Fells - Bannerdale Crags is ranked number 97 in height in the full Wainwright listing - number 10 in height in Wainwrights Northern Fells - and number 153 in height in the full Birkett listing.

Steep Crags -
The north eastern side of the ridge looks down upon the valley of Bannerdale Beck which is a tributary of the Glenderamackin. The crags on this side are almost continuous for a mile in length with the highest sections falling 600ft (or 180m) to the valley. The major breach is a spur protruding from the face almost below the summit providing a fine route of ascent.

Lead Industry -
Bannerdale lead mine was operated at the base of the crag itself primarily in the latter half of the nineteenth century. This raised galena and blende from an east to west vein system with two major levels being over 100ft long. Further workings below the summit were known as the graphite level. It is not known how much was found but the level has only been driven a few feet.
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Bridge, Buxton & Lewis, English Nuttall, Fellranger, Hewitt, Northern Fell, Nuttall, Sim, Synge, Tump, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details