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Name:Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
Hill number:2559
Height:664m / 2178ft
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Kent
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:NY 48848 07851
Summit feature:cairn
Col:504m  NY485088  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:cairn is NE of pillar (NY 48784 07802); pointed rock on grassy rise 60m WNW at NY 48786 07863 is of equal height
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 869 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Wainwright walk with Bendyhollisclan01/07/2020
From Branstree. Good views back to Branstree. Another survey column visited on a good top. Onto Grey Crag.James McKnight24/05/2020
With Keithchristine9921/03/2020
With ChristineKeith9921/03/2020
Up from Sadgill, honesty box on the track. First to Grey Crag and Tarn crag, followed paths throughout. Solo Ascent, weather was clear but a bit cold.James Burrows20/10/2019
Parked at High Barn and walked along lane then up past Stockdale. Due W from summit to path. Very windy, dry, sunny at first. En route Wilmslow to Edinb. Rounsfell20/10/2019
Up track from Sadgill to bridge and then straight up. Low cloud, fresh SE wind. Rain on descentm0jla10/10/2019
Great Howe, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike, Tarn Crag from Sad Gill wit SR&FRBheinn02/10/2019
Sadgill, Great Howe, Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, descent NW then quarry road. Some bogginess especially inbetween Grey Crag and Tarn Crag.squeegs28/09/2019
Swindale Foot > Swindale Head > Selside Pike > High Howes > Branstree > Tarn Crag > Grey Crag > Harrop Pike > Little Mosedale Beck > Swindale Head > Swindale Foot. Just me and H. Beautiful morning and walking in sunshine up to Selside Pike. Clag came in after that and remaining tops had at best Hazy very restricted views. Typically cloud broke up when descending by Little Mosedale Beck.johnkaysleftleg26/08/2019
From Sadgill on a beautiful morning. Up the path North then ascent by one if the streams at 480703 directly to the top (and pillar). Return via 3 other hills.NormanW24/08/2019
We followed the route down Selside Brow up to Tarn Crag while avoiding all the worst of the boggy sections of this part. route finding through bog land. With MB and Richie.Zoe Little18/08/2019
TC, EC, Pete & Alfie Day trip to Sadgill from Lincoln - long day after getting up at 3.45am and getting home at 10pm. Great weather for walking. Starting to feel the pain by now!TopCat195903/08/2019
Parked Sadgill, up the Gatesgarth Pass track and swung round and up behind Tarn Crag, bit of a slog. Then over to Harrop Pike and back to Grey Crag. Dropped down to Great Howe and back to car. Hot sweaty day again.Mark T14/07/2019
From Haweswater. With Damian, Eire, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave13/07/2019
A Longsleddale Round. Grey Crag (Longsleddale), Tarn Crag (Longsleddale), Branstree & Selside Pike.sms.3706/07/2019
From Sadgill. Crossed permissive field to stile, then path up through the bracken up to about 550m where it moved away towards Grey Crag leaving only rough pasture.Topographer5705/07/2019
With Ian. Second ascent.PeteF01/07/2019
From Branstree, heading to Grey Crag. Hot. On my own.alwaysinshorts28/06/2019
Lovely sunny afternoon with Leonie together with Grey Crag.jonesj209/06/2019
Walk from Sadgill - Grey Crag and Tarn Crag.janey.m27/05/2019
With CPgarth8703/04/2019
Cathy, Margaret, Dave, Graham.Ellie's Hills31/03/2019
With JGCW26/03/2019
Swindale,Selside Pike, High Howes, Branstree, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike back via Mosedale Cottage. Managed to find parking at Truss gap just after gate.garyhoney14/10/2018
From Sadgill - Great Howe and Grey Crag first. Took a direct westerly route off the hill down to the Gatescarth Pass, some good scrambling down a ravine.jonglew22/09/2018
Wainwright bagging day far Eastern fellsjmistry8604/08/2018
With Stephen. Selside Pike, Branstree NE top, Branstree (via Artle Beacon), Tarn Crag, Grey Crag & Harrop Pike. Parked at Mardale Head.ADT23/06/2018
A nice walk from Sadgill. The field by the parking spot is not mapped as open access but the farmer told me it's fine to go through the gate and there's a stile top left corner of the field. A good, tidy path leads up beside a grassy stream way, then heads right to another stile. An ATV track heads up over Great Howe, then it's easiest to go off piste to cut across the stream diagonally upwards below Grey Crag to the summit (unless you want to bag these Wainwright things as well). It's nice (and very easy) heading north down the fence to the head of Mosedale, then west and back down the River Sprint, great views all the way.Gill20/06/2018
With wifey and Noblesstephenhughes29/05/2018
Me and our PicklesPaul Beard17/05/2018
High House Bank, Robin Hood, Lord's Seat, Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Scam Matthewkeithouk13/05/2018
From Mardale Head, Haweswater: Selside Pike, Branstree, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike. Beautiful hot May Bank holiday weekend. Went to the Punch Bowl in Askham village for a meal afterwards.Lazylizzie06/05/2018
From Grey Crag we took the short but very very wet and boggy 1 mile to Tarn Crag summit. Not the most enjoyable section of mountain but quickly got to the 2nd summit of the day and an excellent summit with a survey post at the top. From here followed the path down and back into the valley which led us down the never ending Gatescarth path back to the car. Cracking start to our 6 days off.Scotty 2 Hotty02/05/2018
With K from Branstree prior to wild camping nearby on flat grassy area of mine tailings.Ashley29/04/2018
(Walkers with) Dave Topliss, Torun Mcmoran, Susan Woodhouse. (Start/Parking point) Swindale - Swindale Head - Old Corpse Road - Selside Pike - High Howes (Branstree North East top) - Branstree - Mosedale col - Tarn Crag - Grey Crag - Harrop Pike - Little Mosedale - Mosedale - Swindale Head - Swindale.redbob08/04/2018
just me, cracking weatherwhiteuss24/02/2018
Bagged with Great Howe, Grey Crag and Harrop PikeWayne Mac24/02/2018
After Harrop Pike and then back to Sadgill along fence.bevandy11422/02/2018
From Grey Crag along the fence.Cyclistno116/02/2018
with Neil B Grey Crag - Tarn Crag - Branstree - Selside PikeRoy_H09/02/2018
Parked by Longsledale Church - Lane then track zig- zag it goes up the hill to the open moor above - Capplebarrow (513) - Ancrow Brow - Mere Crag - Sledale Moor (638) - Harrop Pike (637) - Tarn Crag (664) - Sadgill - lane back to Longsledale Churchbriandavies02/12/2017
Final fell on a Birkett bagging day. Up from Sadgill via Great Howe, Grey Crag and Harrop Pike. Also bonus of a Simpson 2000 footer en route with a short detour to Tarn Crag South Top. Easy, but faint, direct path running SW from fence above the boggy Greycrag Tarn area. Snack at summit then north-west to Mosedale pass then Brownhowe Bottom and old quarry track by river to car. Used paths whole route, too boggy on these fells to attempt more direct routes. Home then straight out for curry night and well earned pint at our local, The Royal in Penrith.Hillsidenick02/11/2017
Wainwright Walk #31 - Grey Crag & Tarn Crag on the way to my wedding!!Kev_F29/09/2017
Round of Longsleddale, on Martin's birthday weekend.Grinner23/09/2017
Parked the car at Truss Gap Swindale & ran up the Corpse Road before turning off to climb Seaside Pike, Branstree via Artlecrag Pike, Tarn Crag & Grey Crag dropping back into Swindale via Harrop Pike & Forces Falls. 14.16 miles 2,527ft of ascent.Stu Percival12/07/2017
Solo with Branstree, Selside Pike and Grey Crag.robba_wag01/07/2017