Saturday, 1 July 2000

Little Hart Crag

Little Hart Crag from the neighbouring Red Screes
Height: 637m (2,090ft)
Prominence: 34m (112ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip report:
Fairfield via Stony Cove Pike & Red Screes - 03/05/2014
Red Screes, Middle Dodd, Little Hart Crag & High Hartsop Dodd - 12/01/2014
The cairn capped summit
What Wainwright said:

"Little Hart Crag is the sentinel of Scandale Pass, four miles north of Ambleside, and takes on its duty of guarding the Pass very seriously and proudly".

Little Hart Crag stands at the head of Scandale, six kilometres north of Ambleside. Despite being an outlier of Dove Crag it does have sufficient prominence making it both a Hewitt and a Nuttall. It is frequently climbed as part of the Dovedale horseshoe, an 11-kilometre walk over the fells surrounding Dovedale, starting and finishing at Brothers Water.

There being two distinct tops about 100 metres apart, both of which are rocky. The western top is the higher and is marked by a cairn, while the eastern one is more shapely but a few metres lower.

The view from the top of the fell gives a good opportunity to study the crags of Dove Crag and Red Screes in detail.

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