Saturday, 1 July 2000

Great Crag

Great Crag
Height: 449m (1,473ft)
Prominence: 32m (105ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Small cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Grange Fell & Great Crag - 09/09/2014
Summit cairn looking to Grange Fell
What Wainwright said:

"Between the deep Stonethwaite valley and the shallow depression containing Bleatarn Gill rises an indefinite and complex mass of rough undulating ground, a place of craggy and wooded slopes, of heathery tors and mossy swamps and shy little tarns - a beautiful labyrinth."

Great Crag is located near the hamlets of Rosthwaite and Stonethwaite in Borrowdale. Its 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.

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.

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