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Bannerdale Crags

Bannerdale Crags

Grid Reference: NY 33616 29081
Height: 683 metres/2241 feet

"Bannerdale Crags, to be appreciated fully, should be approached from the pleasant village of Mungrisdale, for only in this direction, eastwards, is revealed the mile-long rim of cliffs that gives the fall a name and it's great scenic attraction."
A. Wainwright

The wonderful rocky eastern face of the Bannerdale Crags is hidden from view from the higher ground to the west and should be approached from the village of Mungrisdale to the east to be seen at it's best. This eastern face, once heavily mined is now left to nature and is a real surprise and a wonderful shorter ridge walk.

When combined with Bowscale Fell and Souther Fell a delightful shorter, lower level horseshoe walk can be made starting and finishing in the village of Mungrisdale.

Surprisingly the summits of the Coniston Fells are in view from the summit cairn, a view across almost the full length of the Lake District, the view east across the Eden Valley to the north Pennine Fells is also an interesting view.

  1. The Bannerdale Round


    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 710m / 2350ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Easy walking on good paths, all exposure is easily avoidable, glorious views over Sharp Edge

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