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Name:Gale Crag
Hill number:3834
Height:512m / 1680ft
Parent (Ma):2521  Fairfield
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Birkett, Synge
(B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 39242 12423
Summit feature:rock
Drop:13m
Col:499m  NY391123  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:this rock is about 60cm higher than rock 45m NE (NY 39279 12450) at E end of series of little rocky tops
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 418 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Cow bridge one more straggler picked up.jocks124/06/2019
With NB from Cow Bridge, nice horseshoe of Dove Crag and Little Hart Crag. Clear then light rain.Frank16/04/2019
Gale Crag, Hartsop above How, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag,High Hartsop Dodd. From Brotherswater with FRBheinn16/04/2019
With Sue, on a trial backpack for TGOC, in fine weather from Patterdale.Phreerunner13/04/2019
With: hb tp mt; Up Birks then St. Sunday Crag from Patterdale. Down to Deepdale Hause then using crampons up Cofa Pike onto Fairfield. Across to Hart Crag then down Hartsop above How back to Patterdale.Ian Baines11/02/2019
With JGCW05/02/2019
From High Bieldside, Hartsoprfoster06/10/2018
Circular walk from Cow bridge with Foot Loose membersGrey Hare06/05/2018
From Patterdale YHA with Jago, Dave, Steve G, Tim and Adrian, 15.7km in 6h 18m on an at times windy day but bright and sunny: Gale Crag - Hartsop Above How - Hart Crag - Fairfield - Cofa Pike - St Sunday Crag - Gavel Pike. Bypassed Birks (done before) on route down.stevem7628/04/2018
From Sykeside to Deepdale Bridge and then up to Gale Crag, Hartsop above How, Hart Crag and Dove Crag. Descent via Scandale Pass and Caiston Glen.lindslow13/04/2018
Parked in Patterdale, Deepdale Bridge, Gale Crag, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, Gavel Pike, Birks. Mostly clear with some sun and good views, strong cold win with the snow mostly melted away.Fell_wanderer29/01/2018
Usual route up through Low Wood from the NT car park at the north end of Brothers Water. Wet and windy. With Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave24/12/2017
A circuit from Brothers Water via Middle Dodd / Red ScreesMrD07/08/2017
long walk up Above Hartsop HowTobo196903/07/2017
From Cow Bridge on a warm,but mostly overcast,day-Stangs-Dove Crag-Hart Crag-Hartsop Above How-Gale Crag.With Catman.oscarrosie14/06/2017
With Oscar.Descent to Cow Bridge via Low Wood exremely tedious.catman14/06/2017
Gale Crag, Hartsopp above How, Hart Crag, Dove Crag and Stangs. Beautiful weather, great conditions!!Alunrees3326/03/2017
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran (Start/Parking point) Cow Bridge - Gale Crag - Hartsop Above How - Hart Crag - Priest Hole Cave - Dove Crag - High Bakestones (Scandale Head) - Little Heart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Brotherswater - Cow Bridge.redbob03/02/2017
Ascent with Mat Riding from Bridgend in deep snow from an altitude of around 500m on return trip to Hart Crag. Avoided final steep scramble to Hart Crag summit by traversing across snow bank to reach saddle on ridge between Hart Crag and Dove Crag.pwhitaker_196624/11/2016
After parking at Deepdale Bridge an easy climb before heading to Hartsop Above How with GB.bolton23/11/2016
,Parked in large layby at Deepdale Bridge at 399194 (Space for about 12 cars) - Waymarked RoW up through trees to wall - Good path alongside wall to summit rock - Continued to Hartsop Above How. (PM)gerrybowes23/11/2016
508 bus stop at Deepdale to 555 at Grasmere over Hart Crag and Fairfield. Classic.Eddie14/09/2016
A long walk Arnison Crag, Birks, Gravel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, cola Pike, Hart Crag Hartsop Above How and finally up Gale Crag 13 miles done a very hard walkTobo196918/08/2016
Solodentalchimp14/08/2016
middle dodd, high hartsop dodd, little hart crag, stangs, hartsop above how, gale crag, C/W from 402113robertphillips24/06/2016
with Nick, Paul, Karen & MillieJacqdaw21/06/2016
On the way to Hartsop above HowHaygalzer11/05/2016
25 in 25 recce.screeleep30/03/2016
From Patterdale on a circuit including St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag and all the little tops.jonglew27/02/2016
Patterdale circuit - Cow Bridge over Arnison Crag, St Sunday crag, Fairfield, Hartsop over How, Cow Bridge. Great winter walk with some wind but clear skies.Ajm031003/02/2016
In Kendal for YFA and drove to Cow Bridge, walked up ridge heading for Hartsop Above How.Skip30/01/2016
Final top on the Deepdale Horseshoe. Feels like an endless descent from the high fells with still a fair way to go.Jake99410/10/2015
solo, great inversion, from Cow Bridge, completion week.Lou08/09/2015
From Cow gate carpark late evening walkiannotts30/08/2015
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave06/08/2015
Walked as part of annual AW Walk Deepdale Horseshoe.11 in attendance. Sunny with a strong cold wind on top of ridge. Visited the Priest Hole.rwinrow27/06/2015
On return from Hart Cragmarketherton21/05/2015
KeithByTheC29/11/2014
From Cow Bridge steep climb up nose of High Hartsop Dodd onto Little Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Hartsop above How. Descent off Hart Crag over crags can be avoided to the right. After Gale Crag the descent NNE through Low Wood a knee killer.Grasmoor14/10/2014
parked at Cow Bridge. Gale Crag, Hartsopp Above How ( Gill Crag ), Hart Crag, Dove Crag and Stangs.AlunRees3126/08/2014
Deepdale roundIainPeeks24/08/2014
Ascended on way down from Hartsop Above How en route to Patterdale.The Playful Pig24/08/2014
Started at Cow Bridge, steeply up through wood then bracken slopes to ridge, along this passing Gale Crag on way to Hartsop above How.Aye Jimmy20/07/2014
Up to Dove Crag, then down Litle Hart CragNorthender18/07/2014
Came down this way as an escape route from horrendous weather further upbardolph15/04/2014
First warm day of Spring - made the most of it with a walk in Patterdale. Patter dale - Hartsop Above How - Hart Crag - Fairfield - St Sunday Cragsrichoakes30/03/2014
From Cow Bridge with Dan, Gemma and Tom on a wild December day with high winds, rain and low clouds. Over (appropriately) Gale Crag, Hartsop above How and on to Hart Crag. Then back via an excellent path through Dovedale.Glenelg07/12/2013
Realised when leaving the car that I had left my butties in the fridge at home. Decided to soldier on though.Si's 2nd round20/11/2013
Immediately south of the gate at the Cow Bridge car park an easy to follow, but steep, path leads upwards directly to the summit ridge. From here it is an easy amble to the top.moorsman26/06/2013
Done with Richard T as part of the Dovedale Horseshoe. Started from Cowbridge in a clear blue sky and ended in rain coming over Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop Doddfalunty20/06/2013