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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. Coniston Old Man

    Coniston Old Man

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground, great views over suthern Lakeland and some stunning summits and ridges

    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 1000m / 3300ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Approaching Dow Crag

    Coniston Old Man & Dow Crag

    £22.00

    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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  3. Coniston Walking Weekend

    Regular Price: £44.00

    Special Price £40.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Two great days of walking in the Coniston Fells, great ridge walking and views throughout the weekend

    Distance: Up to 13km / 8 miles per day
    Ascent: Up to 1000m / 3300ft per day
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. 3 County Peaks in 3 Days

    Regular Price: £66.00

    Special Price £60.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    3 days of long walks over rough ground, stunning views throughout, high levels of exposure on Striding Edge

    Distance: Up to 14km / 9 miles per day
    Ascent: Up to 1190m / 4000ft per day
    Duration: 3 Days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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