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Grey Crag



Grid Reference: NY 49721 07185
Height: 638 metres/2093 feet

"The quiet beauty gives place to romantic beauty, placid scenery to exciting. One looks east, and the heart is soothed; west and it is stirred."
A.Wainwright

The easternmost summit of the Lake District Grey Crag is the point where mountains give way to the moorland of the Northern Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales, to the west of the summit the land drops down towards Longsleddale steeply over rocky outcrops while to the east the slopes are gently and grassy descending over gentle valleys and moorland, here there are names more reminiscent of the central Lake District with valleys such as Wasdale and Borrowdale far less frequented than their more famous namesakes.

To the north of Grey Crag lies Tarn Crag and an easy path to Gatesgarth Pass and Harter Fell, the link to the main High Street range to the west.

 

  1. Across Haweswater to High Street from the path up Selside Pike

    Above Mardale and Longsleddale: Private Guiding

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    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground but with stunning views over Mardale and Longsleddale

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1140m / 3300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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