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Name:Cracoe Fell
Hill number:3682
Height:507.8m / 1666ft
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Aire, Catchment Boundaries, Wharfe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew)
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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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 294 users)ByDate of Ascent
ijpowell26/04/2019
Up from Thorpe, to the trig point first then down to the track and along to the monument. Grouse moorland. Pretty windy. Had to hold onto the monument to balance at the high point.Father Ted14/04/2019
john342109/03/2019
From Thorpe via TFT. Stupidly went directly from TFT in a straight line. Try this - after TFT, return to track follow it to the wall, then follow tros along the wall to summit. Sunny and warm.iangalbraith22/02/2019
Ben Rinnes15/02/2019
Saturday lunchtime. 2.5 hours return from Rylstone along bridleway to cross then onto obelisk. Great walk.Longwojo05/01/2019
4th top of 8 on a route from Grassington to Skipton climbing Elbolton and Kail hill then Thorpe Fell conrinuing the moorland slog to 1st reach and explore the Tors then via ladder stile to climb up the highest side. Continued by climbing through one of the gulleys between two tors (and almost getting stuck) to head off towards Brown Bank...Dazingdale29/12/2018
Peely6616/12/2018
From Cracoe to Linton via Cracoe Fell top, Thorpe Fell Top and Elbolton.summitsup10/12/2018
bigalga111/11/2018
andy6308/11/2018
IWC27/10/2018
From Cracoe Fell Lane. Yomped across to Thorpe Fell just in case.squeegs27/09/2018
bwm28/08/2018
mart079701/06/2018
Parked in lay by on corner in Ryleston and walked back down busy road to bridleway up to cross-surprised it's made of concrete . Then along edge to obelsisk memorial. 2 hours.Mark Sims04/05/2018
Evening walk from Cracoe village up Fell Lane Road/Track. At junction branched right through gate following track to miniwind turbine/solar panel, then straight up on limited path lines.N.Morters25/04/2018
No doubt AD will move the summit to Thorpe Fell...bagged from Embsey on good wet footpaths after visiting Brown Bank. As it was later than I would have liked retuned sameish way to EmbseyButeobuteo07/04/2018
Burnsell (Parked by Bridge) - Numberstones End - Old Mine Workings - Thorpe Fell Top summit & trig (506m) - Cracoe Fell summit and Oberlisk (507.8m) - R (Rylstone) /C (Cracoe) Boundary Stones - Upper Barden Reservoir - Standard Hill - Gill Beck Tarn - Air Scar Crags - The Owl (Sculpture) - Burnsell.briandavies28/12/2017
From Cracoe, parking on Fell Lane. Faint boggy track through rough ground leads eventualy to the top. Impressive tower on large slab rock outcrop marks the summit.jonglew24/12/2017
patrick24/11/2017
gettingonabit21/11/2017
lovely walk just watch out for grouse shooting timesiannotts30/09/2017
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
Tony Wilson04/05/2017
pwithnall18/02/2017
Sue and meTonyandsue17/02/2017
Wayne Mac06/02/2017
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
JulieB16/10/2016
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
MichaelF10/09/2016
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
coldfeet718/08/2016
Thorpe Fell - Cracoe Fellronaldo33323/07/2016
G0HIO12/07/2016
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
Bug09/07/2016
Winterfloodian03/05/2016
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
Dave Geere27/09/2015
jaizinho27/09/2015
h3cla20/08/2015
2mFM Radio Activation NP-032. Parked in layby just outside village. very busy road. very wet day with Therese and dogs.Petem0hqo01/08/2015
Isbjorn25/07/2015
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
govanah27/06/2015
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
nylthewheel11/05/2015
Crumblie226/04/2015
Owain G26/04/2015
Thorny24/04/2015
miroco14/04/2015
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
G3TQQ (Dave)02/03/2015
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
AlanD27/10/2014
neilsan21/10/2014
rogreeves17/10/2014
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
poppiesrara24/08/2014
Martyn113/08/2014
Heidiwhelan08/08/2014
ngthack20/07/2014
jnixon23/06/2014
snixon23/06/2014
melly123/06/2014
stevent080911/06/2014
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
steverabone10/05/2014
chig181101/05/2014
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
geoffreycurnock09/04/2014
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
Walked on my own from Embsay. A pleasant spring day;hazy but dry and mildflockwatcher09/03/2014
Bruckner709/02/2014
Parking alongside the village green in Thorpe .... then an easy to follow walk to the obelisk.moorsman31/01/2014
jamiehighton28/12/2013
iainwalton29/11/2013
cmac17/11/2013
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
George Gradwell12/09/2013
Minto30/08/2013
Northender14/06/2013
flakeyw01/05/2013
keithouk31/03/2013
Walked a circuit from Rylstone taking in the cross. With Claire and Al. Snow along the top.willpalmer17/03/2013
nicolajane17/03/2013
LizH27/01/2013
PeterAH27/01/2013
johnny7723/12/2012
MikeM23/11/2012
Wycombe Wanderer08/10/2012
17.0km walked with Den & Hollyskyemumbler06/10/2012
GWR Chris19/09/2012
From Rylstone via Bway up to cross and along ridge.davepeel19/07/2012
From Cracoetim74712/05/2012
ger06/05/2012
davefh27/04/2012
Came via the Fairy Chest from Embsay reservoir, ver cold day - we even had snow for a time.hillhiker15/04/2012
tsharp25/02/2012
pamsharp25/02/2012
Chris Peart19/02/2012
Tony Rogers02/01/2012
Dee Rogers02/01/2012
Rylstone Cross & Cracoe MemorialNigelM18/11/2011
Followed track and path from Cracoe.Lionel Bidwell05/11/2011
Susan Bidwell05/11/2011
had done thorpe top on a prievious occasionsoftsquare21/10/2011
GmacT21/10/2011
MM19/10/2011
Started from Rhylstone Church to avoid walking on the main road.martin_hall25/09/2011
G0VWP22/08/2011
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
Tom Mundell14/08/2011
Iona14/08/2011
Emma and Simon09/07/2011
Wayne Mac29/06/2011
Start ~ 979601. Followed Fell Lane then a path to the summit.steve hudson09/06/2011
wombourne09/06/2011
boxblade04/06/2011
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
Edwin Gradwell22/05/2011
Andy West15/05/2011
dgresty04/05/2011
A W Bryan03/05/2011
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
jenx17/04/2011
oliver_green12/04/2011
TGRS10/04/2011
We reached Cracoe Fell summit on a 13 mile walk from Embsay. A really nice walk on a glorious dayRamblingbadgers09/04/2011
PGCE31/03/2011
johnjennison08/03/2011
daddybond07/03/2011
Reascent for the tamperers.BLACKHILL27/01/2011
peebs19/01/2011
DDuffy09/01/2011
Calico20/12/2010
m0untain_n0mad19/12/2010
parlick14/12/2010
Very pleasant walk on well defined paths.M0ZZO20/11/2010
Alan Caine29/10/2010
Re-completion 8 years later since my original English Marilyns completion (on IOW) following switch of marilyn status from Thorpe Fell Top to Cracoe Fell. A long moorland walk with Lesley from east up past reservoirs and along again to Thorpe Fell Top to complete a circuit.Chris Pearson23/10/2010
Owen B15/10/2010
TONY DEALL12/09/2010
A very straightforward ascent from Rylestone; leave the public road at SD971582, follow track to ridge wall at SD982571, then turn hard left to follow a path winding among the heather and boulders on the east side of the wall until opposite the summit obejohnabutler204/09/2010
bogdodger28/08/2010
asbown24/08/2010
Deedubr04/05/2010
russell6115/04/2010
Tony S30/03/2010
Lorna S30/03/2010
Adrian14/03/2010
With Kate. From car (12:10) at 971585, along road & track to ridge, then ridge NE to cross & obelisk. Packed snowdrifts on much of path. Continued NE along ridge for 1k then down path and track to Cracoe, Rhylstone and back to car (15:25). Dull but dry. dbb14/02/2010
climbed from embsay over embsay crag,crookrise crag and Rylstone crossrobert08/02/2010
Early start after bivvi in layby nr Rylstone. Deep slushy snow still filled tracks so ploughed through heather after the cross to reach top in mist at 0930. Nearby rocks seem as high as ground obelisk is on. The 1.7km to Thorpe Fell just wasn't worth doinsignyred20/01/2010
chrisj27/12/2009
Walked across the moor to the monument from Thrope Fell Top. yorkie11/11/2009
Iang28/10/2009
thenomad13/10/2009
David Rawden08/08/2009
From road south of Rylstone. Good bridleway then path all the way to the top - next to a wall all the way. Monument very saddening.destaylor16/04/2009
Well worth tackling Thorpe Fell Top and Cracoe Fell together.Moore10007/04/2009
climbingkershaw02/04/2009
On The Two Roses Waynickywood108/02/2009
m1eyp06/02/2009
markamson03/01/2009
stevedixon03/01/2009
carole engel29/10/2008
Ascended and completed a 6 mile circular walk with Judy. Parked in B road layby near Rylstone, walked up to Rylstone Cross, Cracoe Fell and Cracoe Village. Made ten contacts on VHF for Summits On The Air (SOTA).G4OBK (Phil)16/10/2008
Ascended and completed a 6 mile circular walk with Phil. Parked in B road layby near Rylstone, walked up to Rylstone Cross, Cracoe Fell and Cracoe Village. For safety from the Cross stay on the south side of wall.judy55cat16/10/2008
Smudge05/10/2008
iaindbrown03/10/2008
We did this the day it became a marilynG6MZX01/10/2008
andrew brown25/09/2008
richtea504015/09/2008
David Purchase08/09/2008
mae23/08/2008
Martin R16/08/2008
DARRENG13/08/2008
PM11/08/2008
Lucky that I walked across here from Thorpe Fell Top on 22/10/2003. Repeated from 2 car laybye near Rylstone and up bridleway to turn right to Cross then onward to Obelisk.Dugswell204/08/2008
RobertP29/06/2008
danpquinn27/06/2008
Sprog22/06/2008
marktrengove22/06/2008
alda14/06/2008
Alison R14/06/2008
ajwxyzt06/06/2008
veganvixen31/05/2008
johnbarnard2525/05/2008
Moorponder23/05/2008
GordonAdshead00/05/2008
Mike G19/03/2008
AndyS03/02/2008
rilem01/11/2007
Alan Whatley10/10/2007
Ianto&Sue06/03/2007
Ozymandias17/12/2006
Tricky02/12/2006
Fine rocky summit: outcrop bearing war meml, large (easy) boulder E side of wall similar height. Fine view, cold & showery. RHW18/11/2006
Keefley03/09/2006
Anton00/08/2006
Thorpe Fell Top and Cracoe Fell from Cracoe.Eddie17/07/2006
Campbell Singer28/03/2006
From Cracoe. Superb day, high wind chill on top.Aye Jimmy28/01/2006
One F in Foreig29/12/2005
spike14/12/2005
Kiltie24/10/2005
Galltywenallt17/09/2005
chrisbien09/08/2005
StephenDawson22/07/2005
Skipton Circular via Embsay-Embsay Crag-Embsay Res-Crookrise Crag Top-Rylstone Cross-Cracoe War Memorial-Cracoe-Rylstone-Sandy Beck Bar-Tarn Moor-SkiptonMac.Hawk13/03/2005
With: hb sb ab; While staying in Grassington we walked up from Thorpe up to Thorpe Fell top then across the rather boggy moor to Cracoe Fell with its prominent obelisk. We returned by the same route.Ian Baines28/10/2004
peterstanding09/10/2004
RichardM12/09/2004
petesimpson02/08/2004
David Gradwell20/06/2004
tomgomersall01/06/2004
phil10123/03/2004
IainT11/03/2004
Included this top when doing Thorpe Fell Top originallyGeoff Briggs28/02/2004
with Keith Kvegibagger03/09/2003
Colin Crawford05/04/2003
BaggerGutt08/03/2003
dickiewren15/02/2003
sometime with my mae pete cjonathanwilliam00/00/2003
Jim.Fothergill19/10/2002
GeoffC25/09/2002
KeithByTheC22/09/2002
Hammy03/06/2002
Jon F19/05/2002
citygent23/04/2002
annamaria23/04/2002
chalky195316/02/2002
aul-fogie17/08/2001
Clach Liath16/07/2001
Laurel26/06/2000
Rowan26/06/2000
ianwatson13/05/2000
Up from Rylstone on a sunny Easter Day.catman23/04/2000
rpettit01/01/2000
psychocrawler01/01/2000
davechick01/01/2000
andrew.allum01/01/2000
Halfdecent00/00/2000
Spent a very enjoyable day rock climbing in here on a warm sunny Spring day.Swindon Bagger03/04/1999
GaryJones01/01/1999
David Bell30/12/1998
Also Thorpe Fell Top. With CW. Up Cracoe Fell many times as part of Cracoe UFO investigation.meugher01/05/1998
Went up here ages ago - ceratinly long before acess changed - have also specifically been up to Thorpe Fell Top - this is a much better fell from all points of viewgigglejon01/01/1998
TheWicken01/09/1997
stanappleton10/02/1997
Neil Midgley22/10/1996
ad-lib04/08/1996
hughbagger18/05/1996
From Embsay CP. Over East Harts Hill. Return via Rylstone Cross and along Embsay Moor boundary to Embsay Moor Resr. With Karen.ChrisR12/11/1995
2 of 2: From Thorpe Fell Top. With Karen.ChrisR18/12/1994
Archie09/10/1994
KathW09/10/1994
with Stuart Myers. Date is a very wild guess. I did Thorpe Fell Top with Rosey Hill on 05/08/2015, as the Marilyn, then found out in 2016 that it had been replaced by one I did years previously.IanHHill11/11/1990
Embsay Moor res., Nth. round Upper Barden res., Thorpe Fell,Rolling Gate Crags,War memorial, Rylstone Crags, Crookrise crags, Embsay resjoseph mitchell22/08/1990
davidpettit8428/05/1990
Bramley12/04/1990
petey01/01/1990
ChrisC10/07/1988
raymondwilkes09/03/1985
Ascended whilst walking from Skipton to Grassington. Re-ascended 14/04/2006.JohnW23/10/1982
jimbloomer08/08/1980
mainnirnamfiadh27/06/1978
Snow on ground. Path finding difficult on top.arranc14/01/1978
maknipe16/03/1972
chriswatson01/07/1964
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