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Name:Great Crag (Stonethwaite)
Hill number:2491
Height:449m / 1473ft
Parent (Ma):2396  High Raise [High White Stones]
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Central Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger
Grid ref:NY 27001 14685
Summit feature:cairn
Col:417m  NY272147  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:this is S top (Wainwright summit); top (two cairns) 80m N (Birkett) at NY 26998 14765 is 50cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 773 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Solo Central Fells top baggingDinoF04/07/2020
Quick trip up to Keswick. Before thunderstorms arrive for Grange Fell and Great Crag.Mountainhikes19/06/2020
From Low Saddle. Hard going in the heat over rough, heathery ground. Took a while to find the confusing top. Onto Grange Fell.James McKnight30/05/2020
This proved to be a tougher walk than I expected. The path from Rosthwaite to Dock Tarn was hard on the joints and the position of the hill is not really obvious until the tarn is reached. The hill itself is covered in heather, boulders and marsh, though there were bits of a path. Added to this a snow shower came in on the top. I visited both tops and then headed west for Knotts, which led to a steep descent in falling snow. I saw nobody on the hill all day.JohnW26/02/2020
Ascent from Bowder Stone Car Park with Jayne Whitaker on circuit of Grange Fell and Great Crag with return via tea room in Rosthwaite and B5289. 10.25 miles in 6hrs:08mins (4hrs:30mins moving) with 723m of ascent during 3 night winter break at Lane Head Farm, Troutbeck.pwhitaker_196612/02/2020
up bridleway from Rosthwaite KeithByTheC21/01/2020
Parked at Watenlath. After a frosty night the sky was clear blue all day and the tarn was flat calm with excellent reflections. Walked south to Great Crag then north to Grange Fell then east back to Watenlath. With LP.wombourne31/12/2019
the land was a little boggy and footpath indistinct from grange fell, we ended up having to cross wetland to reach great crag, As you approach from grange fell the summit is the summit on the left from the fence follow the footpath up to the right of the streamJACKD1319/12/2019
We headed over from Ullscarf heading a direct line over to High Crag and followed the path around Dock Tarn and up to Great Crag summit. There is no obvious path to High Crag then some rocky and muddy paths in places but easily followed to the summit. We descended via Lingy End back to stonethwaite.With Richie and MB.Zoe Little08/09/2019
Solo from NTCP, Watendlath. Visited both tops.ADT27/06/2019
with Trout. After Grange Fell.robba_wag23/06/2019
Parked at Watendlath and walked up Grange Fell in pure cloud! I promised Sam there'd be sun before 6 (pm) and by the time we got up Great Crag the sun was out - much better! 6kms 2.5hrsMozzer26/05/2019
From Ullscarf. Pathless descent to the tarn, then a narrow path through the thick heather up to the summit. Descended to the track down to Rosthwaite. With RP.Man of Kernow117/05/2019
Climbed with Zoe & Lulu.neilblair35323/04/2019
Great Crag & Grange Fell from Stonethwaitesms.3720/04/2019
last Wainwrightjef05/04/2019
Staying at YHA Borrowdale, walked up great crag, down to Watendlath and up to grange fell(2 summits) Nice weather all day, clear views however paths hard to find on great crag.Joel45119/02/2019
parked at stonewaite, passed dock tarn, Great crag then across to Brunt then Kings Howe. saw a deer and a red squirrel! Mostly Dry, bit windy and overcast but clearJames Burrows16/02/2019
From the cross road we headed across the bog to Great crag. Nothing much to tell about this route. Bit scrambly at the end and unsure exactly what the summit was so went to both. Saw dock tarn as well. Myla did well as it the bad weather started to come in. on the way back we stopped at surprise view for some dinner and teebay for cakes and beer. Beer I drank on the Sunday after bec completed her 1st half marathon.Scotty 2 Hotty16/02/2019
With Nigel CunliffeMooseWire20/01/2019
Castle Crag, Brund Fell, Great Crag. With Toby, Richard, Jim, Tamsin, from Glaramara Hotelrichardsun29/12/2018
Lovely walk with low cloudejjohnstone23/12/2018
From Stonethwaite after night at Longthwaite. 4 degrees, sun and cloud, northerly breeze. Steep climb through woodland then trial and error meander. On to Knotts.Wycombe Wanderer28/10/2018
ste and CarolPaul Beard14/10/2018
Rosthwaite-Watendlath-Great Crag-Stonethwaite-Rosthwaitelenman01/09/2018
Grange fell and Great crag from watendlath with des, 3 stitches and Jacko. Lovely weather.JHerbert19/07/2018
Parked at Stonethwaite on a scorching hot day: Eagle Crag, Sergeants Crag, High Raise, Low White Stones,Greenup Edge, Ullscarf, High Saddle, Low Saddle, Lord's Howe, Green Combe and Great Crag. Very hard walk due to the heat, and paths overgrown with bracken. Very few walkers about. Arrived back in Stonethwaite at 8pm. sunburned and exhausted.Lazylizzie08/07/2018
Parked in Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite Beck, Dock Tarn, Great Crag, Grange Fell, Kings How. Sunny, warm and excellent views.Fell_wanderer17/05/2018
ascent from Stonethwaite up the valley side to Dock Tarn. Slight detour to Great Crag before descent to Watendlath and then over Grange Fell back to Stonethwaitekeenwalker14/05/2018
Solo walk. A very wet evening walk.jonesj209/05/2018
With JGCW08/05/2018
Circular from Rosthwaite return via Grange FellNeilb29/04/2018
Warm and sunny walk after parking before Stonethwaite's Saint Andrews Church. RoW to Dock Tarn then off piste to Great Crag (Stonethwaite). Then track followed south and then west to Knotts. Then SE to wall then up to path for return to car.Dugswell220/04/2018
From Rosthwaite via StonethwaiteCyclistno106/04/2018
Middle How, Ullscarf, Coldbarrow Fell, Low Saddle, High Crag, Knotts, Great Crag, Grange Fell, King's Howkeithouk01/04/2018
Climb from Ashness Bridge via Falcon Crag to Wall Cragg. Retraced steps to Cats Gill and followed footpath to Bleaberry Fell and on to High Seat, via bog land path. Followed fence line to Eddy Grave Strake and then to High Tove. Descended High Tove and crossed Fisher Gill to Armboth Fell. Return to fence line path to Shivery Man and Knott and down to Blea Tarn. Climbed High Saddle via Coldbarrow Fell, side stepping Low Saddle. On to Ullscarf. Descended following fence line via Green Combe to Dock Tarn where joined marked footpath and on to Great Crag. Problems locating fell. Following footpath to Puddingstone Bank and ascended Brund Fell. Re-joined marked footpath and down to Watendlath. Getting dark, so followed road back to Ashness Bridge.raymooremanx24/03/2018
With Martin, Howard and BanksyHowellsey25/01/2018
From Grange Fell in wind and snow!twg2721/01/2018
Walk with Sam and NoeliaLonnies12/01/2018
From Watendlath with James, Caitlin and Jaden..sun down very quickly, so scoot to the top with just Caitlin to make it!CharlieRose30/12/2017
Snowy, dulldavechaffey29/12/2017
King's How, Grange Fell, Great Crag and High DoatGrislywhite27/12/2017
With PeterInez27/12/2017
With Lou from the Langstrath Country Inn. Anti-clockwise circular walk from Stonethwaite Bridge via Lingy End and Dock Tarn. Returning via Puddingstone Bank, which was very wet and boggy. A bit blustery but nice views down to Watendlath TarnButty15/10/2017
Lovely walk up through the woods from stonethwaite, quite boggy underfoot especially nearer the top.treborconde23/09/2017
Nadia Dave jill n poochesEatkinson16/09/2017
Eve, Nadia and DaveDaisy Dee16/09/2017
From Watendlath Tarn. Bagged before the rain came in big time.jpitches06/08/2017