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Allen Crags

Allen Crags

Grid Reference: NY 23668 08529
Height: 785 metres/2575 feet

"Grandly positioned overlooking Esk Hause; it is really in the heart of things and on intimate terms with Bowfell, The Scafells and Great Gable - old favourites."
A Wainwright

The Allen Crags, sitting above Esk Hause, just a stones throw from one of the most walked footpaths in the Lake District, is far less frequented than it deserves. The rocky summit is a fine viewpoint with dramatic views to Great End and Great Gable to the west, and to the north a fine view over Borrowdale to Skiddaw with the Solway Firth visible beyond on a good day.

North of the Allen Crags the ridge continues to the fine summit of Glaramara before descending towards Borrowdale beyond.

  1. A cloud inversion over Borrowdale from Thorneythwaite Fell on the Glaramara ridge

    Glaramara & the Allen Crags


    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 900m / 2800ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1

    A few steep ascents and some rough ground underfoot but stunning scenery and lovely summits

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