Saturday, 1 July 2000

Allen Crags

Allen Crags as seen from Rossett Pike
Height: 785m (2,575ft)
Prominence: 60m (197ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Summit feature: Cairn
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
A Langstrath Round - 13/08/2017
Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags & Rossett Pike - 08/02/2015
The summit cairn looking to Great Gable
What Wainwright said:

"There are some fells that never seem to attract or challenge walkers and have no place in fireside memories of Lakeland: they are 'left for another day'. Such a one is Allen Crags, grandly positioned overlooking Esk Hause; it is really in the heart of things and on intimate terms with Bowfell, the Scafells and Great Gable - old favourites, climbed many thousands of times every year".

Allen Crags' name originates from “Alein” or “Aleyn” which was a popular personal name after the Norman conquest of England, it is of Breton origin and the fell was named after an unknown French conqueror.

The top of the fell has three cairns with the middle one set on rocks being the highest. The highlight of the view is an excellent vista of Great Gable.

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