Great Crag

Great Crag Summit
Great Crag Summit

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Cumbria, Great Crag Stonethwaite, Lake District

A Few Facts About Great Crag

Location -
Great Crag is a fell near the hamlets of Rosthwaite and Stonethwaite in Borrowdale. The higher slopes are heather-covered and quite rocky while the lower steep slopes on the Borrowdale side are covered by a mature oak wood. Half a kilometre south east of the summit lies the attractive Dock Tarn which is often visited by walkers on their way to or from Great Crag. It's rocky summit stands out amid the relatively featureless moorland and is the culmination of a steep slope rising out of Borrowdale, this ensures that it is considered a fell in its own right, and it is given this status in Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells.

Summit And View -
The highest point of the fell is difficult to ascertain as there are two tops of very similar height marked by cairns. The view from the top is not extensive but there is a good prospect of Borrowdale with the higher fells behind. At 450 metres (1,476 feet) Great Crag is both a Wainwright and a Birkett.
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
400-499 Metre Hill, Birkett, Central Fell, Fellranger, Synge, Tump, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details