|The rocky fortress of Dove Crag|
Prominence: 50m (164ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 3
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The Fairfield Horseshoe & Stone Arthur - 21/11/2015
Fairfield via Stony Cove Pike & Red Screes - 03/05/2014
The Fairfield Horseshoe - 23/04/2013
|The cairn sits upon a rock outcrop|
"Dove Crag is a mountain of sharp contrasts. The the east, its finest aspect, it presents a scarred and rugged face, a face full of character and interest. Very different is its appearance from other directions. A high ridge runs south, with featureless grass slopes flowing down from it to the valleys below."
Dove Crag forms part of the legendary Fairfield Horseshoe, a popular ridge walk from either Ambleside or Rydal though the best views of the fell are via a direct ascent from Patterdale. On the summit stands a rock platform and a loose cairn.
Dove Crag's place in history is assured as it was the first ever chapter written by Alfred Wainwright in 1952 after he started Book One, The Eastern Fells.
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