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Name:Force Crag
Hill number:7942
Height:475m / 1558ft
Parent (Ma):2386  Grisedale Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Grid ref:NY 19591 21328
Summit feature:knoll
Col:467m  NY194213  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:ground 50m W is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 63 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Easy walk using mining track from CP nr Braithwaite. Pouring rain and mist. No view today! With Bryher.jenx26/05/2019
With Sue, finally found time on a nice quite afternoon.Frank23/05/2019
Walked in from Braithwaite in the snow.Wheelsy10/03/2019
Barrow, Outerside, Sail, Crag Hill, Grasmoor, Force Cragkeithouk19/02/2019
8 of 12 on first trip to the lakes in my motorhome including high snockrigg, whiteless pike, thirdgill headman, wandope, sail, crag hill, eel crag, force crag, ard crags, aikin knott, ill crag and knott riggThe-Z-Man09/12/2018
Followed the path along the side of Coledale Beck before climbing to this for a coffee break, this way it felt like a proper summit.JohnStoneham04/02/2018
Force Crag Mine track from car park then Coledale path. The short climb from the path to summit took ages due to calf - knee high snow. Reaching the diminutive summit seemed a real achievement today!DC11main20/01/2018
From Outerside. Had a look over the edge. On to Ladyside Pike.Wycombe Wanderer25/06/2017
Roadside parking on bend of B5292 at 228236 (Space for 8-10 cars) – RoW up Coledale, much of it along the Force Crag Mine track – From due south, a short climb to the fairly obvious summit as identified by ALHEJ Wilkins & signyred. Continued to Crag Hill & Eel Crag. (S)gerrybowes14/06/2017
Force Crag - Crag Hill - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - Rowling End from GR: 22753 23760ronaldo33328/01/2017
Up from Codale the anti clock around the horseshoe from Hopegill Head.Eddie10/12/2016
1st hill of the day from whinlatter pass following the mine rd gps seemed a bit out highest point seemed further east walked with Paulcolinfielding10/10/2016
Part of Grisedale Pike walkpdhancock01/10/2016
After Eel Crag (Birkett). Had not looked properly at the map and not realised that it was so far down from there.clivevilla02/09/2016
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave18/08/2016
Easy, 1 mile (total) out and back detour from Coledale Hause on route from Grisedale Pike to Eel Crags. Summit appears to be a small but pronounced grassy mound at NY 19595 21328ALHEJ Wilkins18/06/2016
Braithwaite - Grisedale Pike - Hopegill Head - Coledale Hause - mine road back.squeegs23/04/2016
From Braithwaite long slog up onto Grisedale Pike over to Hopegill Head, down over Sand Hill to Coledale Hause, Force Crag, past the mine back to Braithwaite, Sunny with warm spells, a cool breeze in places, cloud & rain later.apricorum09/04/2016
Still not sure why this minor bump is worthy of a top status. For what it's worth the highest point is at NY 19592 21328signyred09/04/2016
Coledale RoundCharlieRose30/01/2016
On descent from Grisedale Hopegill Head Whiteside walk. Great viwepoint but not sure why I am doing these strange Synges.mick04/10/2014
Easily missedpeebs11/08/2014
Impressive crag face when traveling from the east. A short detour off the main track though there is a short cut which can be followed after crossing one of the streams. Shorter but steeper.moorsman15/05/2014
Needs to be approached from the E for the majesty of this little hill to be appreciated. We passed over it on the way down from Coledale Hause after having done Grisedale Pike and it was a mere bump to the side of the path - nothing more.jonglew01/04/2014
With Jo, out and back walk from Braithwaite along the mine road to Force Crag. Weather; sunny, cool breeze, very good visibility. Very interesting old mine buildings in vicinity.amblerbob29/03/2012
From ColedaleAnduril07/04/2010
Forestry commission CP at NY 21906 23256 > KINN unmarked grassy summit > Sleet How > Grisedale Pike > Hobcarton Head > Sand Hill > Force Crag > Coledale Hause > Coldale Beck > forestry commission CPTony Hartry03/06/2009
On Inn Way to Lake Districtnickywood105/10/2008
w Lesley -Grassmoor tops recee just 3 days before another go at my 24 in 24 hours run. Vile flies on Outerside -yuk. Sail Crags - Eel Crag - Grassmoor tops recee j.checking out a possible n ridge of Grassmoor descent. came back over this top at end of day down to BraithwaiteChris Pearson22/08/2007
Had visited Force Crag Mine down below on many occasions as I knew Lindsay, Mick and Pete who were trying to make a go of it as the New Coledale Mining Co. Fall in the price of zinc and serious roof collapse c.1991-2 finally sealed its fate as the last working metal mine in the Lake District, and has been taken over by the National Trust.Aye Jimmy20/04/1990
Mostly cloudy, dry, windy with Robinson and Hindscarthjoseph mitchell05/02/1989
Outing with a group of walkers from Gby, parked up near stair and over causey pike, ell crag etc. Back down Grisedalenordicstar01/03/1985
Dawn Oldham19/02/2019
Jim B28/01/2017
Wilkins Synges18/06/2016
Dave Geere25/07/2015
Rambling Ray04/08/2014