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Hart Crag



Grid Reference: NY 36907 11208
Height: 822 metres/2697 feet

"The panorama is extensive."
A.W Wainwright

Hart Crag lies at the head of the Rydal Valley, a rocky summit with fine views looking down over the valley below.

Many feet pass over Hart Crag on the rdge between Fairfield and Dove Crag but very few set off in the morning with the intention of climbing Hart Crag.

The summit of Hart Crag is usually crossed as part of The Fairfield Horseshoe route from Ambleside, another popular route is Fairfield from Patterdale where Hart Crag is ascended from the north via the Hartsop Above How ridge.

 

  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. Saint Sundays Crag from Fairfield

    Fairfield from Patterdale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk with moderate levels of exposure on the descent from Fairfield but wonderful scenery throughout

    Distance: 15km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1070m / 3500ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. 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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  4. 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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