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Great Crag

Great Crag



Grid Reference: NY 27002 14682
Height: 440 metres/1444 feet

"A beautiful labyrinth, a joy to the explorer but the despair of the map-maker."
A Wainwright

The ridge between Watendlath and the Borrowdale Valley rises over first marshy and then rocky, undulating heathery ground towards the higher summit of Ullscarf to the south west, nestled in a nook on this ridge is the picturesque Dock Tarn and just above it the summit of Great Crag, a small rocky summit with great views over the Borrowdale Valley.

Dock Tarn below the summit is worth a visit alone, a quiet idylic tarn, well off the beaten track.

 

  1. The summit of High Raise

    High Raise from Borrowdale

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long day with plenty of ascent, often not on well defined paths but with wonderful scenery throughout

    Distance: 15km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1280m / 4200ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. On Ullscarf

    Ullscarf from Watendlath

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Gentle walking on the most central fells in the Lake District with great views

    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 530m / 1750 ft
    Duration: 4-5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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