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Name:Iron Crag [Ennerdale Fell]
Hill number:2440
Height:640m / 2100ft
Parent (Ma):2368  Pillar
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Irt
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Birkett, Synge,
Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 12326 11924
Summit feature:cairn E of wall
Drop:54m
Col:586m  NY125113  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S 303
Observations:rock on W side of wall 45m NW at NY 12288 11950 is 0.5m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 394 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Birkett 3 with PeteDave Geere01/12/2019
with Dave Geerepedro101/12/2019
Along the Ennerdale Fence from Whoap. Solo.Dangerous Dave19/08/2019
From Ennerdale, a long day. Lingmell- Long Crag- Steeple- Scoat Fell-Middle Scoat Fell- Great Scoat Fell- Haycock- Caw Fell- Little Gowder Crag- Iron CragWayne Mac29/06/2019
Heading towards Steeple from Boat Howe. With Bryher.jenx18/06/2019
Parked at bend NW of Burn Edge. Burn Edge, Swarth Fell, Latter Barrow, Kinniside, Lank Rigg, Iron Crag, Caw Fell, Little Gowder Crag, Whoap and Blakeley Ridge. About 14 miles.CJM30/04/2019
G, M, MIdris20/04/2019
With JGCW09/04/2019
Foul weather. But the wall thankfully served as a wind shelter as well as a handrail. Went up from Crag Farm, Ennerdale.There and back only, but picking up Crag Fell on the return journey.ruthatlast08/03/2019
Excellent walk from Bowness Knott car park-Caw Fell,Iron Crag, Crag Fell on clear, sunny day. With Ray, Andrew and Trevor.catman06/10/2018
From Caw fell. Sunshine now with some white cloud gathering on Pillar. Admired Ennerdale and headed back over Caw fell, then easily contoured Haycock and descended to Greendale. Fantastic walk, good to be back in the mountains proper after lots of Tump bashing. 7 hours including stops.Wycombe Wanderer29/09/2018
On way From Crag Fell to CawHavenchris27/05/2018
From Greendale. Middle Fell, Seatallan, High Pikehow, Haycock, Little Gowder Crag, Caw Fell and Iron Crag. 6 and a half hours. A long way back cross country from Iron Crag but a great day.clivevilla13/04/2018
Nuttall bagging - long slog back up to Haycock from here.Richard01/04/2018
From Crag Farm car park and Angler's Crag. Superb weather and views.Winterfloodian25/02/2018
Ascent from Bleach Green Cottages via Ben Gill and Revelin Crag to Crag Fell. On to Grike and Blakeley Raise. Descent to ford over River Calder and up Whoap Beck. Ascent of Lank Rigg and back to Whoap. On to Iron Crag, Caw Fell and Silver Cove. Descent to Ling Mell Plantation and return via northern shore of Ennerdale Water.raymooremanx17/02/2018
eyenose15/02/2018
Parked in car park by Crag Farm next to Ennerdale Water, followed trail along Southern shore of Ennerdale, Haycock, Caw Fell, Iron Crag, Crag Fell, Grike. Mist on Haycock and Crag Fell, better views from Caw Fell and Grike, cold and damp conditions.Fell_wanderer10/10/2017
Between Crag fell & Caw Felleviljeff920/07/2017
Ennerdale Horseshoescreeleep10/06/2017
Reached whilst bagging Wainwrights Walking the 15 mile Far western fells route from Stuart Marshalls book Walking the Wainwrights. It lays a few meters of route in between Crag fell and Caw fell.WAYNE ROWLETT07/05/2017
CJchrisj196516/04/2017
From Minor Road , Calder Bridge to Ennerdale Bridge Nr. stone circle, NY 062 136 Via. Grike, Crag Fell, then return over Whoap To Lank RiggWestdenewalker16/09/2016
With Penda, from Wasdale NT campsite via col between Haycock & Scoat Fell, then on to Little Gowder Crag, Caw Fell and Iron Crag, then return via CF, LGC and H. A linear route, all of walk from the corrie below H was in low cloud, windy but not cold. 15 miles and 7hrs 45mins, long flog!beorwulf21/07/2016
Southern Ennerdale circuit from Bowness Knott car parkAjm031012/07/2016
Afternoon Brisk walk / Jog from Ennerdale YHA, taking n Caw Fell, Gowder, Haycock and Tewitt Howe. I got a bit carried away...Shutterlag16/06/2016
ACW round from cp near bowerdale of bell rib, yewbarrow, stirrup crag, black crag, red pike, black crag, scoat fell, middle scoat fell, steeple, great scoat fell, haycock, little gowder crag, caw fell, iron crag, high pikehow,robertphillips29/05/2016
Parked on the fell road then over Whoap to the summit, this is our final Fellranger. With Colinbardolph11/05/2016
From parking spot on moor road up Blakely Raise then on to Grike by mine road and Crag Fell through a rather damp col. Took path down and followed wall to Iron Crag (missed gate somehow so wasted 500m). Returned via Whoap to Lank Rigg then down by Whoap Beck and back to car. Excellent overhead and fine views of snow covered hills in all directions, particularly Pillar.SS10/04/2016
As part of walk over Yewbarrow, and North Top, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Black Crag, Pillar, then over to Steeple, Haycock, Gowder Crag, Caw Fell, Iron Crag and then over to Seatallan and back to the car park. 18 miles.isabelle20/03/2016
Solo walk from Broadmoor to Crag Fell via the now deforested Black Pots area to Iron Crags. Finally Caw Fell then down between Deep Gill and Silvercove Beck. To Broadmoor along the southern side of Ennerdale Water. All completed in fantastic sunny weather.Glenelg16/09/2015
Long gentle ascent from NW alongside remarkably well built stone wall. Where did all that stone come from? - no helicopters and builders' bags in those days! Continued to Caw Fell.Aye Jimmy03/09/2015
With BPgarth8713/07/2015
Youve got to love A.W. making Iron Crag a non Wainwright meant I left it out first time around in 2012. the hills to the South walked from Wastwater and those to the North in a circuit of their own. A pleasant easy walk in under the flanks of lank rigg and co. the forestry has been cleared in the last 3 years. why isnt all the offcut collected for log burners etc.. such an abundance of waste. climb up a tad squelchy but never tough. cairn marks the top. a second cairn marks some aircraft wreckage.stig_nest12/07/2015
Came over from Caw Fell to this outlier and then back again.Father Ted07/06/2015
Tuesday night training run with CFR. Crag fell and Iron cragMac 7812/05/2015
Bagged Iron Crag on walk including Caw Fell and Crag Fell from Bowness Knott in Ennerdale. For some reason I had missed this top out on previous walks.Neil Haslewood10/04/2015
Calder Horseshoe (with a return to CAW) - PupLittledave15/03/2015
Quite a detour to bag this with a fair bit of drama too. Well in fell walking terms at least.simocity14/03/2015
Walked with Mary, Dad, Chris, Lauren and Fergal. The walk included Blakely Rise, Grike, Crag Fell, Whoap, Lank Rigg. Me and Chris also included Iron Fell(Ennerdale Fell), Kinniside And Latter Barrow. we found it very difficult to cross the river Calder at the end of the walk. Cold and dry.rwinrow13/03/2015
Bleach Green Cottages Ennerdale Ennerdale Water Shore path Lingmell Traverse round Deep Gill Silvercove Beck Silver Cove Ennerdale Fell Black Pots Red Beck Ennerdale Water Bleach Green CottagesAndy Hirst06/03/2015
Grike, Crag Fell, Iron Crag, Whoap and Lank Rigg from the Cold Fell Road.crax7314/09/2014
With Damian, Dominic, Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave12/07/2014
From Caw Fellrb14/05/2014
Declined climbing over the wall with barbed wire on either side to get to the cairn. Took a photo though! Horrible descent to Ennerdale Water beside Slivercove Beck as per Birkett. If you do this then it would be best to head directly to the path where you are advised to cross the Beck. If you carry on down the valley, looking for paths you will end up in heather on a steep hillside, better to go uphill and find the path - it will save a lot of effort.Malcvolm21/04/2014
Walked from Bowness Knott Car Park Ennerdale on my own.A clear Spring day with quite a breeze on the tops. Came down to the lake beside a wall after bagging Iron Crag. Very steep and slow going but good to walk on the side of Ennerdale that I had had to give a miss on the Coast to Coast due to bad weather. Good to have bagged my last Hewitt in the Lakes.flockwatcher16/04/2014
This is a tough hill to climb from Ennerdale Water due to heather, boulders and recent felling lower down. I ascended it as I was not sure whether I had been up before, but soon remembered a weary descent after a long walk from Wasdale to Ennerdale in February 1985. The hill is best approached from Haycock.JohnW31/03/2014
out with FlipperFeet kinniside stone circle, Grike, Crag Fell, Boat How, Iron Crag, Caw Fell, Little Gowder, Haycock, Whoap and Lank Rigg. 15 miles with little views but no rain!AvidSockWearer02/12/2013
Grike, Crag Fell, Iron Crag, Caw Fell, Haycock, Lank Rigg.Flipperfeet02/12/2013
This one wasn't on my route, but after seeing it from Caw Fell, decided to add it in. Also wanted to bag the OS trig bolt there. Short descent off Caw Fell, then up onto Iron Crag. Had to negotiate a high b/w topped stone wall to gain the summit cairn - a small one that needed to be dismantled to reveal the trig bolt. Cairn carefully re-built after.jonglew12/09/2013