Saturday, 1 July 2000

Crag Fell

Crag Fell from Bowness Knott
Height: 523m (1,716ft)
Prominence: 114m (374ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: HuMP, Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Grike, Crag Fell & Lank Rigg - 24/03/2017
Grike, Crag Fell & Lank Rigg - 28/03/2015
Crag Fell's summit cairn
What Wainwright said:

"Crag Fell is a fine, abrupt height, prominently in view on the approach to Ennerdale from the west, its configuration being such that it may easily be, and often is, mistaken for pIllae by those who have not studied their maps sufficiently, the illusion being strengthened by the conspicuous excrescence of rock on its north side".

Crag Fell is part of the Lank Rigg group, standing above Ennerdale Water. The craggy northern face above the lake gives the fell its name, prominent in views from the car park at Bowness Knott.

The northern flanks of Crag Fell tumble roughly down to the shore of Ennerdale Water. One tier of crags is directly below the summit, Revelin Crag being a notable feature, whilst a second abuts the lake itself. This is Anglers Crag, also known as Robin Hood's Chair. By contrast, the southern slopes fall steadily to the headstream of the Calder, the lower section being planted with conifers.

There are two mounds on the top of the fell, that to the north-west being the summit. The whole area is undulating and grassy. There is a wide panorama to seaward.