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Dow Crag



Grid Reference: SD 26254 97794
Height: 778 metres/2552 feet

"Second only to Scafell Crag in the magnificence of it's roocky arcitecture."
A Wainwright

Dow Crag, towering high above Goats Water is a magnificent mountain, favourite of both the walker and the climber it's rocky buttresses make an impressive view when seen from below or across the valley from The Old Man of Coniston.

The steep craggy east face is in stark contrast to the western slopes, descending towards the Duddon Valley.

The lower slopes of Dow Crag are crossed by the famous Walna Scar Road, once a busy quarry road, but now since the closure of the quarries a busy route for the fellwalkers.

  1. Dow Crag with the Scafell range beyond

    Coniston Fells from the Duddon: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk, but with little exposure taking in the lesser walked side of the Coniston Fells

    Distance: 18km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 3800ft
    Duration: 6-7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Approaching Dow Crag

    Coniston Old Man & Dow Crag: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A wonderful route taking in the summits of Coniston Old Man as well as Dow Crag and Brim Fell, stunning views throughout across southern Lakeland as well as over Morecambe Bay and beyond

    Distance: 15km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 980m / 3200ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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