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Name:Great Saddle Crag
Hill number:2580
Height:560m / 1837ft
Parent (Ma):2559  Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Wainwright Outlying Fell, Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:NY 52610 08660
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Col:558m  NY526085  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:summit is WO and Sy; cairn 50m E at NY 52657 08669 is 75cm lower and is B; outcrop 55m ESE at NY 52662 08646 is c.150cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 202 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked on top of Shap Fell in the big layby, Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside, Brown Howe, Ulthwaite Rigg, Great Saddle Crag and back via Great and Little Yarlside to layby.Chipstertrain14/05/2020
A6 Shap Summit, Hazel Bank, Shap Quarry Mast, Wasdale Pike, Great Sleddale Crag, Sleddale Pike, Tongue Rigg, Ulthwaite Rigg, Harrop Pike, Lawyers Brow, Great Yarlside, Little Yarlside, Whatshaw Common, A6. Great area for solitude & marsh plants!Vin05/03/2020
Whatshaw, Yarlside, Saddle Crag, Wasdale Pike, Hazel Bank. With FR from A6 in mistBheinn21/01/2020
With NB from A6,Whatshaw E top and Common, Little and Great Yarlside, Lawyers Brow, Saddle Crag, Wasdale Pike, Hazel Bank on another misty damp day.Frank21/01/2020
From A6 monument, day deterioted to low visibility and heavy raincjo07/12/2019
Ascent from Memorial in layby on A6. Followed track to summit of Whatshaw Common. Follow wal to Little Yarlside and on to Great Yarlside. Shelter from hale. On to Wasdale Pike and down to Sleddale Pike, return to Wasdale Pike and on to Great Saddle Crag. Return to track and Great Yarlside. Followed wall round to Harrop Pike. Descent to Mere Crag and followed track to Red Crag and on to Lord Seat and Robin Hood. Followed track and path to High House Bank. Descent to Hazel Bank and Crookdale Bridge, before ascent back to A6 layby.raymooremanx12/10/2019
Langhowe Pike, Great Lad Stones, Seat Robert, High Wether Howe, Fewling Stones, Nabs Moor, Howes, Ulthwaite Rigg, Great Saddle Crag, and Sleddale Pike.Walkingmurphy14/09/2019
From reservoir car park for a round of Ulthwaite, Great Saddle Crag, Wasdale Pike and Sleddale Pike.rhalstead25/05/2019
As I had already repeated Sleddale Pike, I used the high-level bridleway for the ascent, via Ulthwaite Rigg. In retrospect, not a sensible decision.David Purchase15/05/2019
Wet Sleddale Reservoir CP -> Sleddale Pike -> Wasdale Pike -> Great Saddle Crag -> Ulthwaite Rigg -> Scam Matthew -> High Wether Howe -> Seat Robert -> Great Ladstones -> Wet Sleddale Reservoir CPbriandiggle29/04/2019
Set off for The Wet Sleddale Horseshoe but only managed the two due to foot injury and weather. Ullthwaite Rigg will have to wait another day. Managed Sleddale Pike and Great Saddle Crag. Tough walking on the terrain which from setting off apart from a section of track is long tussocky grsss and heather and plenty of water in the bootsWayne Mac24/03/2019
From Crookdale Bridge. Sixth of 11 hills on a 17km round; from Ulthwaite Rigg and on to Great Yarlside (Synge).jonglew19/12/2018
up from tongue rigg solo very wet underfoot despite recent dry weathercolinfielding19/05/2018
AW's round from the reservoir: Sleddale Pike, Great Saddle Crag and Ulthwaite Rigg, taking in the Lunch House and the Grey Bull, and returning by Sleddale hall. Tough going through heather and bog.Nick Down106/05/2018
With Pup & PoppyLittledave15/10/2017
WOs 92,93,94 and 95. Bs 79.80,81 and 82. A hard day. Easy walk by path and track from the dam to the Lunch House, then very rough and boggy going up stream to Gray Bull. Drier but rough and heathery over Sleddale Pike, Wasdale Pike, Great Saddle Crag and Ulthwaite Rigg with little of interest. Back along very boggy Mosedale bridleway and even boggier path around reservoir. Sunny all day but was it worth it?BURGESS10/08/2017
AW's outliers third of four tops today on a 9 mile walk from reservoir car park sign posted off the A6 just before you enter Shap. Taking in Sleddale Pike, Wasdale Pike, Great Saddle crag and Ulthwaite Rigg.WAYNE ROWLETT06/08/2017
Part of the Crookdale horse shoe.BobHancock01/07/2017
From the reservoir cp, bagging the 3 Wainwright outliersbardolph26/06/2017
Crookdale citrcuit from Hause FootAjm031023/05/2017
Done with Richard T & Stuart W + dogs as part of the Wet Sleddale Horseshoe, also taking in Sleddale Pike & Ulthwaite Rigg. Weather was cloudy with moderate visibility and a very cold 17mph wind. It's in the name the conditions under foot were very wet and boggy making for a tough slog.falunty20/12/2016
West from Wasdale Pike generally keeping to the high ground. Following GB!bolton30/11/2016
Wet Sleddale dam car park (Space for 12-15 cars) - Up track past Lunch House to Gray Bull - Sleddale Pike - Wasdale Pike - Great Saddle Crag - Ulthwaite Rigg - Excellent bridleway down Sleddale & then across stepping stones SE of Sleddale Hall. (PM)gerrybowes30/11/2016
Round of Long Fell, Sleddale Pike, Tongue Rigg, Ulthwaite Rigg, Great Saddle Crag, Wasdale Pike and Hazel Bank from Shap Pink Quarry.Eddie07/03/2016
Walked from the car park at Wet Sleddale Reservoir Dam using Wainwright's Outlying Fells,on my own Glorious sunshine with a gentle breeze. There is some rough walking to this summit. Map and compass needed as there are no paths.flockwatcher22/09/2015
Outlying Fells walk incorporating Scam Matthew on beautiful sunny day.Wouldn't recommend this walk after any rain in last few days.With Oscar.catman22/04/2015
With Catman.oscarrosie22/04/2015
Birkett 3Dave Geere12/10/2014
With Katy. Cloudy then sunny.George Thompson03/09/2014
Birkett route from Wet Sleddale. With David on lovely sunny daycitygent26/07/2014
From Wet Sleddale dam via Wasdale PikeAnduril19/05/2014
much easier dropping onto it from above rather than contouring.Can anyone throw any light on the plethora of track-laying vehicle tracks. Seems a bad idea for the sphagnum cover.iredale31/03/2014
Not too bad to reach this one, but what in God's name are all the track-laying vehicles doing up here? Surely there is no pecuniary benefit from exploiting this?iredale30/03/2014
Parked at the top of the A6 > Whatshaw Common E Top > Whatshaw Common > Little Yarlside > Great Yarlside (s5) > Wasdale Pike > Sleddale Pike > Tongue Rigg > Ulthwaite Rigg > GREAT SADDLE CRAG grassy mound and exposed rock topped a few stones > Great Yarlside (W,B) > Lord's Seat > Robin Hood > High House Bank > NY 55371 06322Tony Hartry II10/03/2014
Bagged all the high points on Little Saddle Crag before going onto Great Saddle Crag.Alan Caine01/03/2014
From A6 summit. Combined with the Yarlside fells.jeffurz01/08/2013
From Wet Sleddale via Gray Bull, Sleddale Pike, Little Saddle Crag, Great Saddle Crag and Ulthwaite Rigg then down via Sleddale Hall.Sid25/05/2013
Wet Sleddale Dam footbridge Sleddale Hall Seat Robert Glede Hall High Wether Howe Ulthwaite Rigg Great Saddle Crag Wasdale Pike Sleddale Pike Lunch Hut Wet Sleddale DamAndy Hirst07/05/2013
climbed from Shap summit then via Great Yarlsiderobert16/04/2013
W Jenx from car park bt Wet Sleddale dam. Circuit up track to lunch hut then Sleddale Pike > Wasdale Pike > Gt Saddle Crag > Ulthwaite Rig > H Wether Howe > Seat Robert > Gt Ladstones. on a milder April day than of late, still much lying soft snow. Tough circuit, great views into Hugh Street fells and across Pennines.nordicstar07/04/2013
Quite a tiring slog from Gt Yarlside-2 through sometimes deep snow and around peat hags. Pretty insignificant hill, the one just S looks better.Aye Jimmy30/03/2013
Walked over from just east of Yarlside. The weather made it an unpleasant slog across trackless heather and bog.moorsman07/03/2013
Sleddale Pike, Wasdale Pike, Great Saddle Cragronaldo33303/11/2012
With Coel, Danu, Sail, Evan, Eire and Alfie.Dangerous Dave08/10/2012
Wet Sleddale reservoir, Sleddale Pike, Wasdale Pike, Great Saddle Crag, Harrop Pike, Grey Crag, Great Howe, Tarn Crag, Ulthwaite Rigg, High Wether Howe, Glede Howe, Seat Robert, Wet Sleddale reservoirBry C23/04/2012
On AW's Wet Sledale walk.arranc20/03/2012
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere11/03/2012
Why this is favoured by both Birkett and Wainwright rather than the higher, more prominent Little Saddle Crag will forever remain a mystery. A waste of breath!chriswatson15/02/2012
From A6 summit layby in lying snow with Geoff Fielding & judy55cat Whatshaw Common>Little Yarlside>Great Yarlside>Saddle Crags>Wasdale Pike ham radio on all summits for Wainwrights On The Air www.wota.orgG4OBK (Phil)29/01/2012
Circuit of five outlyers from CP at A6 summit layby with G4OBK (Phil) and Geoff Fielding.judy55cat29/01/2012
Not easy to find and be certain.Nick14/06/2011
Truss Gap -Langhowe Pike via Swindale Beck – Great Ladstones – Seat Robert – past Wet Sleddale reservoir – Gray Bull – Sleddale Pike – Wasdale Pike – Great Saddle Crag – Ulthwaite Rigg – High Wether Howe – Fewling Stones – Glede Howe – Truss Gap.benarbia_810/04/2011
deer icy very cold glad of a good brewhalpin.liz10/01/2009
A cold a frosty day. Ground frozen, possibly the best conditions to do this route. 3 herds of Deer and a Fox seen through the day. Done with Liz and Dave Faulkner. Will he ever come out with us again?parlick03/01/2009
A cold a frosty day. Ground frozen, possibly the best conditions to do this route. 3 herds of Deer and a Fox seen through the day. Done with Parkick and Liz, and the answer to their question is, i'll think about it!Shutterlag03/01/2009
With Jo, circular walk from Wet Sleddale Reservoir: track to Lunch House, Gray Bull, Sleddale Pike, Wasdale Pike, Little Saddle Crag, Great Saddle Crag, Ulthwaite Rigg, bridleway to Sleddale Hall and then paths. Weather; high intermittent cloud, sunny intervals, cool breeze, good visibility.amblerbob28/09/2008
Birketts CLF walk E/SHA2, Wet Sleddale Dam CP > Sleddale Pike > Wasdale Pike > GREAT SADDLE CRAG unmarked grassy summit > Ulthwaite Rigg > Wet Sleddale Dam CPTony Hartry02/09/2008
From Harrop Pike Great Yarlside Ridge.Remnants of a cairn on rock slabmick10/02/2008
pretty top on easy cragsgigglejon19/12/2007
Wet SleddaleGeorge Gradwell28/09/2003
fine surprising rocky summit: imposing from W. circuit from 551063 RHW18/04/2003
2 of 3: From Sleddale Pike.ChrisR31/07/1998
Shap Fells:20 mile solo run, 6 hours, 19 Wainwright Outlying Fells. Saw nobody. An excellent day of navigation and route choice. Feeling fit. Glorious.Chris Pearson14/05/1995
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Steve Clark15/05/2018
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Alan Moore19/04/2017
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