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Dove Crag

Dove Crag



Grid Reference: NY 37454 10437
Height: 792 metres/2598 feet

"The lofty height that towers so magnificently over Dovedale is indebted for it's name to a very impressive vertical wall of rock on it's north-east flank."
A.W Wainwright

Most walkers will know Dove Crag from a circuit of The Fairfield Horseshoe, one of the most popular ridge walks in the Lake District, although this is a magnificent walk there is much more to explore on Dove Crag than this route would suggest.

The eastern flanks of Dove Crag drop steeply to Dovedale, a beautiful and unspoilt valley climbing above Hartsop and Brothers Water. Above Dovedale is the huge face of Dove Crag is an imposing sight, half way up the cliff face is Priests Hole, a hidden cave overlooking the valley and a wonderful viewpoint.

 

 

  1. The Fairfield Horseshoe from Heron Pike

    The Fairfield Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    On of the classic Lake District horseshoe walks, a long walk with little exposure, easy underfoot

    Distance: 17km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 1110m / 3400ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Caudale Moor from the shores of Ullswater

    The Patterdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A very challenging day walk over rough ground and plenty of summits

    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2100m / 6900ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. On Great Rigg

    A Night in Priests Hole: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Spend the night in a cave high in the mountains,watch the sun rise from the cave

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 3900ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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