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Name:Cracoe Fell
Hill number:3682
Height:507.8m / 1666ft
Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Aire, Doubles, Wharfe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dewey
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5)
Grid ref:SD 99312 58837
Summit feature:NW corner of rock plinth supporting monument
Drop:310m
Col:197.8m  SD975602  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 103
(1:25k) OL2S
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Thorpe Fell Top and Cracoe Fell (Final).doc
Comments:Replaced 2803 Thorpe Fell Top in June 2008
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Parked in layby at SD969588. Walked to Rylstone church then on to Cracoe. Used permissive path to reach access land. Followed grassy path to summit obelisk. Continued along ridge (path with best views on NW side of wall) to Cross and then descended shortly afterwards back to Rylstone Church.raffemeister13/09/2017
From Halton Height parking via estate tracks then footpath to High Bank. At this point the view opens up and the wind starts kicking off! Some stunning wind and rain carved stones along this stretch. The obelisk for a time doesnt seem to get any closer. A fine monument though with a superb view. Crikey it was breezy though. Reached ob in under an hour and three quarters and later on was feeling the pace a bit but next off to find the trig pillar next. My 500th!stig_nest06/09/2017
From Thorpe junction, back to Appletreewick via Rylestone Cross and Barden Reservoirpatriciagill30/07/2017
Train to Skipton, bus to Linton then Elbolton Fell, Kail Hill, Thorpe Fell, Cracoe Fell, Brown Bank and Halton Height and then walk back to Skipton Station for return to Londontrimarc223/05/2017
Solo - circuit oftener topsAimless Rambler22/05/2017
Sue and meTonyandsue17/02/2017
From Embsay Reservoir.lenman04/02/2017
4/6 Yorkshire hill bagging day Fourth of six (Skipton Moor/Sharp How/Brown Bank/Cracoe Fell/Thorpe Fell Top/Greenhow Hill Top)Fergalh13/11/2016
Up from wee layby at Rylstone and along edge. Wet.fasgadh18/10/2016
From Thorpe village and then onto Thorpe Fell.bevandy11425/09/2016
On a two night backapack, camped by wall at Peters Crag to the east. Miserable wet night but I had Wine and Lasagna.mick21/09/2016
Takes longer than anticipated to get to the obelisk! Great ridge walk. From Rylstone.twg2712/09/2016
From Embsay, via Sharp Haw over Rough Haw (yes, it is) to Rylstone and up the bridleway to Cracoe Fell on a blisteringly hot day. Mercifully short bog trotting from the track NE of Threapland Gill to the trig, then down NE to the shooting hut. Torrential rain at Upper Barden Reservoir provided a refreshing soaking. Back via Stoneridge quarries path.Gill27/08/2016
Thorpe Fell - Cracoe Fellronaldo33323/07/2016
With K. Longer than anticipated. Pleasant route via bridleway to south from layby to west. Unfortunately marred by low cloud and rain.Ashley09/07/2016
12.3 mile circular from car park at Halton Moor walked up to Halton Height (High Crag), then followed lane up to Brown Bank, across to the cross then onto Cracoe Fell (Watt Crag), walked back down wall to another lane then cut across heather to Thorpe Fell Top trig, cut back to lane then followed lanes to Upper Barden Reservoir dam back to the car park. Bagged Sharp Haw and Rough Haw earlier that day.DanTrig11/02/2016
Parked in an inlet on Thorpe Lane. 1.5 miles to peak. Walked through Thorpe village then up track. Not many people visit this one. Cloud on summit. Came back over Elbolton hill or lump to be rewarded by Sheep's skull on its cairn. Very impressive. Company: Soloiandesbottes28/12/2015
Parked on B6265 just south of Rylstone and just north of where the track leaves the road. Climbed Cracoe Fell and then went across to Thorpe Fell Top - the last part was across the pathless moor which, as far as pathless moors go, was not too bad. Need a compass and GPS though.clivevilla18/12/2015
2mFM Radio Activation NP-032. Parked in layby just outside village. very busy road. very wet day with Therese and dogs.Petem0hqo01/08/2015
Dropped of at Green Farm then up to memorial and obelisk on good track then path. Path down too to Fell Lane and pick up at Cracoe. Humid.SS12/07/2015
As part of a circular route of High Crag, Brown Bank, Cracoe Fell and Thorpe Fell Top. Straightforward in terms of access and navigation.JohnStoneham17/05/2015
Solo. I walked from Rylstone. As I passed the church I met most of the congregation on their annual Good Friday pilgrimage up to the Rylstone Cross.Dangerous Dave03/04/2015
Parked at Hetton then via Rylstone up to Rylstone Cross along top to Obelisk and then return to CracoeBertha484822/03/2015
From large layby SW of the village of Cracoe (SD973596), looping around on Rights of Way to approach hill from SW. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/cracoe-fell.htmlGayle05/03/2015
FOSCLA walk from Gargrave via Rylstone, Rylstone Fell and on up to the monument atop Cracoe Fell. Fine view down the valley of a stone train going to the quarry to load up. Easy enough going and wayfinding straightforward. Bus back from Cracoe to Skipton.JOHNS22/11/2014
parked at Cracoe village hall and then followed lane. Nasty walls to get over. Fine memorial. on way down aimed for the weather station and followed track from there was easier. Started to get torrential rain and strong wind. 3rd of 3Thearlaichdubh28/10/2014
Cracoe bus stop - Cracoe Fell - Sun Moor - Sandy Beck - Rough Haw - Sharp Haw - Skipton. There is a path from the top of Fell Lane to Cracoe Fell - it bends round to the E. As for the descent, there is an unmarked path (with footpath signs) from SD978572 to SD975562 - good for the link up with Sharp Haw.Mark Jackson03/09/2014
Walked to the top after climbing on Crookrise crags. It's a shame the high wall next to the path in on the wrong side for the views. I forgot to pack any food so I was not in Mrs Mindlessfloggers good books when we go back to the car at 8pm.mindlessflogger17/05/2014
From Rylestone via Rylestone X and along the top of the escarpment to the top. Excellent scenery. Then I visited Thorpe Top and went to Barden Resr and hurried on to Embsay. No bus for >1h so walked to Skipton, finishing on paths now all open free to the public, via Skipton Castle Woods. Brilliant sunshine all day, though quite cool.pwheeler18/04/2014
From B6265 layby south of Rylstone.bolton27/03/2014
Parking area for 2 cars S. of Rylstone (971584) S. along road for 100m & then up bridleway and path to Rylstone Cross Along Rylstone Edge to the Cracoe Obelisk. (PM)gerrybowes27/03/2014
Parking alongside the village green in Thorpe .... then an easy to follow walk to the obelisk.moorsman31/01/2014
With Jo, circular walk from Halton Moor: bridleway to Brown Bank, path by wall to the Memorial Cross Cracoe Fell (Obelisk), across fell to Thorpe Fell Top, descending NE to tracks pass Barden Reservoirs. Weather; sunny, cold wind, very good visibility.amblerbob04/11/2013
Via the moors from Embsay Crag, which I wouldn't recommend as, like an idiot, I lost the path and fell in the bogs. Made a beeline for the Obelisk from the cabins on the south side, but the heather makes for hard yomping.DanHolme05/10/2013
Walked a circuit from Rylstone taking in the cross. With Claire and Al. Snow along the top.willpalmer17/03/2013
17.0km walked with Den & Hollyskyemumbler06/10/2012
From Rylstone via Bway up to cross and along ridge.davepeel19/07/2012
From Cracoetim74712/05/2012
Came via the Fairy Chest from Embsay reservoir, ver cold day - we even had snow for a time.hillhiker15/04/2012
Rylstone Cross & Cracoe MemorialNigelM18/11/2011
Followed track and path from Cracoe.Lionel Bidwell05/11/2011
had done thorpe top on a prievious occasionsoftsquare21/10/2011
Started from Rhylstone Church to avoid walking on the main road.martin_hall25/09/2011
After Birks Fell activation I drove via Kilnsey Crag to parking spot SD971582 walked through a large amount of slurry up to the cross at Rylstone and followed by some scrambling reached the obelisk and war memorial at Cracoe summit. Good views and a great day apart from the slurry!G4OOE17/08/2011
Start ~ 979601. Followed Fell Lane then a path to the summit.steve hudson09/06/2011
Halton Moor, Embsay Moor, Rylstone fell, Rylsone Cross, Cracoe Fell summit, Thorp Fell Top, Upper Barden Reservoir, Lower Barden Reservoir. Dry, breezy good visibility occasional sunshine.PaulH25/05/2011
From Cracoe village - took track and wandered easily up to Thorpe fell Top (old Marilyn), then contoring track around to obelisk on Cracoe Fell. Back over rough ground an 'In Fell'? to track out of village.nordicstar17/04/2011
We reached Cracoe Fell summit on a 13 mile walk from Embsay. A really nice walk on a glorious dayRamblingbadgers09/04/2011
Reascent for the tamperers.BLACKHILL27/01/2011
Very pleasant walk on well defined paths.M0ZZO20/11/2010