Saturday, 1 July 2000

Brock Crags

Brock Crags from Gray Crag
Height: 561m (1,841ft)
Prominence: 21m (69ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: sub Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
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The cairn atop the summit
What Wainwright said:

"The unspoilt village of Low Hartsop has great charm and its environment is one of quiet loveliness, much contributed by the hanging woods of the steep fell that rises behind. This fell, Brock Crags, is an offshoot of a ridge coming down from the main High Street Watershed, and overlooks a meeting of many valleys: a feature in the view from the rocky top".

Brock Crags 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, though a higher unnamed top (1,870 ft) was ignored in his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, despite standing on the ridge.

The summit has a small tarn between the two highest knolls, and gives a fine all round view thanks to its isolated location.

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