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Name:Bell Crags [Long Moss] [Blea Tarn Fell]
Hill number:3567
Height:559.1m / 1834ft
Parent (Ma):2396  High Raise [High White Stones]
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Central Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger
Grid ref:NY 29829 14303
Summit feature:large boulder 85m N of cairn
Col:526.7m  NY 29689 14049  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:cairn is at NY 29828 14220 and 1.28m lower than boulder
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Bell Crags (Final).doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 244 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
As for Ullscarfisabelle29/07/2020
With RachelLittledave06/02/2020
Parked at Dolgill Car Park and did a round of Brown Rigg, Blea Tarn Fell, Standing Crag, Low Saddle, High Saddle, Ullscarf, Wythburn Fell and Birk Crag.clivevilla21/10/2019
Climbed from Watendlath via Blea Tarn. Very wet ground.flockwatcher25/09/2019
From Armboth CP, accessible by road from S but not N at present - charges currently suspended.mae217/01/2019
Brown Rigg,Fisher Crag,Armboth Fell,Bell Crags in that order in the dry yes not even damp.jocks118/07/2018
Round of 11 various hills, this the second. Accessed fellside from path S side Dob Gill. From Brown Rigg, on to Watendlath Fell.jonglew16/03/2018
From Watendlath Fell (Long Moss)Neil Midgley26/02/2018
One of those - oh we’ve got ten minutes spare on the descent “let’s quickly get it done” DTL. Took 12 minutes but we will let him off.Fionalevey30/01/2018
With Fiona. Very enjoyable round starting from bus stop at Dunmail Raise, straight up Steel Fell, then Calf Crag, Ullscarf, Low Saddle, Bell Crags and Brown Rigg before catching bus at Wythburn to Windermere station and train to London. Snowed majority of time but did not settle. Very boggy in places.trimarc230/01/2018
From Brown Rigg. Descended to the col then climbed grassy rake west to the summit. Onwards to Armboth Fell. With AT.Man of Kernow106/01/2018
From Low Saddle, on to Brown Rigg.Wycombe Wanderer29/10/2017
From Dobgill. Penultimate Fellranger.arranc24/05/2017
From Brown Rigg bagging all three potential tops.Eddie23/05/2017
I've not been here for a long time. Came down from Standing Crag with Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. A new one for a very leisurely second round of Birketts.Dangerous Dave30/04/2017
Birkett and Wainwright round from Armboth CP.SteveG20/02/2017
penultimate fellranger with Andy one more hill to docolinfielding13/02/2017
Finally reached Colins main target for the day. Walked/slithered down from Standing Crag. No snow from Blea Tarn down.bevandy11413/02/2017
Solo. Three winter Wainwrights around Watendlath.Vin11/02/2017
Climbed while walking the WainwrightsTony Millard21/01/2017
From(still free)Dob Gill car park on glorious autumnal afternoon-Birk Crag-Bell Crags-Brown Rigg.With Oscar.catman02/11/2016
With Catman.oscarrosie02/11/2016
In search of the OS boltBrownie01/09/2016
From Dob Gill cp. My final Fellranger.ngthack05/06/2016
Pooley Bridge to Keswick 2-7 May 2016Ajm031006/05/2016
With Parlick and Liz Halpin from Watendlathwaite. a cool and great day Ulscarfe and back taking every ring contour in sight!Shutterlag22/04/2016
Lovely day. One of best. Parked at Dob Gill. Why do we have to pay United Utilities to park on our land? Up to Harrop Tarn and beyond to watershed above Blea Tarn. Luckily track to summit was fairly dry. With Mag.iredale01/10/2015
SoloAimless Rambler30/09/2015
Nice ascent starting from just south of Dobgill Bridge. Harrop Tarn was reached quickly, then from there the gradient lessens, making this a straightforward climb. A clear, warm day, so great views in every direction.James McKnight19/09/2015
Squelch ! walk from Watendlath via Blea TarnHavenchris22/07/2015
Parked in layby approximately 1km south of Armboth – S along road & then up side of Launchy Gill through forest (lost path) – Brown Rigg – Bell Crags – Watendlath Fell – Shivery Knott – Middle Crag – Armboth Fell – Armboth Fell (Birkett) – High Tove – High Seat – Down path to Armboth & back to car. (PM)gerrybowes10/07/2015
With GB from Brown Rigg while doing a clockwise circuit including High Seat.bolton10/07/2015
From Wythburn church to Keswick via Watendlath with Becky. Tea at Mary Mount. 8 Birkettschrisj196504/07/2015
A fairly brisk walk up from the road, doing a few geocaches along the waybardolph24/06/2015
Quite a slog across boggy ground from any direction. On a clear day this is mitigated by being able to aim for the hill top in a direct line. In mist it must be thoroughly depressing if you can't see the way ahead.moorsman16/10/2014
Climbed from Grasmere via far easdale greenup edge and Ullscarfrobert16/06/2014
Parked car park to east. 3763 3567 3750 3733 3735 pleasant walk.destaylor29/05/2014
Continuing from Brown Rigg towards Watendlath Fell. Fine rocky spike at summit and not far away a small cairn (plus, unknown to me at the time, an OS bolt).Aye Jimmy16/05/2014
With Jo, circular walk from Watendlath: High Tove – Middle Crag – Armboth Fell (two tops) – Shivery Knott – Watendlath Fell - Bell Crags and returning via the Blea Tarn bridleway. Weather; high cloud, cool breeze, moderate visibility at first improving later.amblerbob05/05/2014
Dobgill Bridge Thirlmere Brown Rigg Blea Tarn Fell Standing Crag Ullscarf Greenup Edge Lining Crag Greenup Edge Low White Stones High Raise Codale Head Green up Edge Green Comb Harrop Tarn Dobgill BridgeAndy Hirst21/03/2014
Slightly lower S summit has a 2 inch OS Bolt at/under W edge of cairn. RHW01/09/2013
Birketts - walk W/DER5.Sttart Dobgil CP. Brown Rigg > Blea Tarn Fell > Standing Crag > Coldbarrow Fell (Low Saddle) > Coldbarrow fell (Hight Saddle) > Ullscarf > Wythburn Fell. Warm, Suuny day. Start not easy to find and not a lot of paths with rough grass walking but stunning views of larger hills.Hill Wanderer18/06/2013
Dobgill CP > Harrop Tarn > Wythburn Fell > Ullscarf > Coldbarrow Fell - High Saddle > Low Saddle > Standing Crag > BELL CRAGS [LONG MOSS] [BLEA TARN FELL] summit a rocky outcrop (cairn not the summit has an OS bolt in its base) > Brown Rigg > Dobgill CPTony Hartry II01/12/2012
Birkett route DER5CaralynR10/11/2012
W Jenx from Armboth CP, up Watendlath path by beck. Cut over Fisher crag then Armboth fell, B then W. Onto High Tove then ridge over next 5 Birketts following old fence line and down fine Launchy Gill to road. Picked up the Long Moss Synge too!nordicstar27/10/2012
Brown Rigg, Bell Crags, Standing Crag, Ullscarf, Wythburn Fellronaldo33320/10/2012
From Dobgill CP via Brown RiggAnduril22/09/2012
From Dobgill Bridge Car Park up past Harrop Tarn and on to Bell Crags before turning back to Ollscarf and then back by Low Saddle. A bit damp underfooot but nor bad given recent rainfall.SS07/07/2012