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Name:Bannisdale Fell - Long Crag
Hill number:2605
Height:493m / 1617ft
Parent (Ma):2559  Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Kent, Catchment Boundaries, Lune
Class:Tump (400-499m), Wainwright Outlying Fell, Birkett, Synge
(Tu,4,WO,B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 51595 05253
Summit feature:rocky knoll
Drop:32m
Col:461m  NY512056  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:this is the Birkett summit and highest point of the fell; rocks 160m N at NY 51585 05411 is the Wainwright Outlying Fell summit
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 229 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From White Howe by track of sorts along SW side of DSW. Rocky rib in grass at high point. Cloud lifted to give moorland views.RichardM26/01/2020
Dryhowe Bridge - Whiteside Pike - Todd Fell - Capplebarrow - Swinklebank Crag - Ancrow Brow - Nameless(Ancrow Brow) - Long Crag - White Howe - The Forest - Dryhowe Bridgebriandiggle19/01/2020
Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow , Nameless (Swinklebank Crag), Nameless (Ancrow Brow North), Ancrow Brow, Long Crag/Bannisdale Fell, White Howe, Nameless (The Forest/Bannisdale Head) and Lamb Pasture.Lazylizzie28/12/2019
Parked at Dryhowe bridge then round of Bannisdale. Great sunny day with frost on ground all day.cjo29/11/2019
Bannerisdale Horseshoe, Lamb Pasture, The Forest, White Howe, Long Crag, Ancrow Brow NE top, Ancrow Brow, Swinklebank Crag,Capplebarrow, Todd Fell, Whiteless Pike.Walkingmurphy25/08/2019
Parked on side road to Thorn Cottage (junction with A6) ascent to Lamb Pasture on to The Forest. On to White Howe, Bannisdale Fell (Long Crag), Ancrow Brow, Swinklebank Crag, Capplebarrow, Todd Fell and Whiteside Pike. Bannisdale Horeshoe.raymooremanx23/02/2019
Most of the Bannisdale Horseshoe: Todd Fell - Capplebarrow - Swinklebank Crag - Ancrow Brow - Bannisdale Horseshoe - Bannisdale Fell - White Howe - The Forest. From Dryhowe Bridge, farm has created parking for 2-3 cars just through a gate (NY 5308 0181). 8 miles in wind and rain - surprisingly met some fellow Hill-bagging chappies getting wet like me!jonglew04/10/2018
Bannisdale Horseshoe.Lightly trodden paths west of valley as far as Ancrow Brow North then largely pathless and tussocky.ijpowell20/07/2018
Part of The Bannisdale Horse shoe.starting and finishing from Moserg Farm, who kindly allowed me to park there..Shutterlag21/06/2018
Part of Bannisdale Horseshoe.rhalstead30/03/2018
Bannisdale HorseshoeAjm031026/03/2018
Bannisdale horseshoe 4th of 10Alan Caine29/08/2017
WOs 98-104; Bs 83-90. A lovely sunny day so went for the Bannisdale horseshoe which proved much easier than W suggests because of good paths most of the way. Joyce with me up Whiteside Pike, then sunbathed as the rest too boring and picked me up at Dryhowe Bridge. Good path on to Todd Fell, Capplebarrow and nameless top but bad bog before and after Long Crag (summit beyond wall) and rough tussocks down from The Forest and over Lamb Pasture. Shoulder high bracken descending directly from Lamb Pasture to Dryhowe Bridge. A very satisfying day for 9 WOs and 8 Bs.BURGESS13/08/2017
Bannisdale HorseshoeLittledave24/07/2017
AW's outliers fourth of nine on the 11.5 mile Bannisdale horseshoe. Lamb pasture, The forest, White howe, Long crag, Ancrow brow, Swinkle bank crag, Capplebarrow, Todd fell and finally Whiteside pike.WAYNE ROWLETT01/07/2017
Continuation from White Howe. Followed the narrow path down to a wall and boggier ground, following the wall up NW to the east top. Then west on the south side of the wall to the summit. To descend, headed down steeply to Bannisdale Head, working round to the track through the dale, keeping to access land away from the farm. Then track SSE back to the car at Dryhowe Bridge. With AT and JT.Man of Kernow114/05/2017
Bannisdale HorseshoeHavenchris06/05/2017
Done as part of the Bannisdale Horseshoe with Richard Turner & Stuart Wattam. Weather cloudy and dry with great views. Cold wind on the tops.falunty13/04/2017
Bannisdale Horseshoe with Len. Tussocks and bog and gusty. Something of a slog.Flobbus11/04/2017
Lamb Pasture, Lamb Pasture SE Top, Wolf Howe, The Forest, White Howe, Long Crag, Ancrow Brow N Top, Ancrow Brow, Swinklebank Crag, Capplebarrow, Todd Fell and Whiteside Pike. About four and a half hours starting at Dryhowe Bridge. Did Birkett and WO.clivevilla05/08/2016
walked to both summits, not much between thembardolph03/05/2016
Second circuit of the Bannisdale Horseshoe. Took about 6 hours, but with many pauses to try to get reliable GPS readings.David Purchase14/04/2016
CJ BWchrisj196506/03/2016
Third hill on the Bannisdale horseshoe.JohnW22/02/2016
Bannisdale horseshoe on a fine cold day, from end of road (by bridge) to Dryhowe. Anticlockwise circuit of Lamb Pasture SE top, Lamb Pasture, The Forest, White Howe, Long Crag (inc Wainwright top), Ancrow Brow N, Ancrow Brow, Swinklebank Crag, Capplebarrow, Todd Fell, Whiteside Pike. Good views of snow-covered higher fells.RobertP14/02/2016
4th of Wainwrights Bannisdale round of 9 with GB.bolton10/09/2015
The 4th of 9 Wainwright Outlying Fells on an anti-clockwise circuit of the Bannisdale Horseshoe. (PM)gerrybowes10/09/2015
From layby on A6 up below Lamb Pasture to Bannisdale Horseshoe but reversed at Swinklebank Crag to Grey Crag (an on the hoof decision) and back by Lord's Seat and Robin Hood and out bu High Barrow Bridge. Cool but sunny - excellent tramp.SS05/09/2015
Dryhowe Bridge - Bannisdale Head - LONG CRAG - White Howe - The Forest. Nice day after early cloud. Only 10 outlying fells left!citygent19/08/2015
Walked on my own from Dry Howe using Wainwright's Outlying Fells. Dull but dry by the time I reached here. Went much too far before turning down Bannisdale and nearly ended up heading down the wrong valley. Still after I had consulted map and compass I soon found my way back to the right path over this fell.flockwatcher11/08/2015
on return leg no let up in bad weather still no viewscolinfielding27/10/2014
With Katy. Sunny. Tough WalkGeorge Thompson02/09/2014
nNick Caunt07/08/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave25/07/2014
From Dryhowe Bridge (starting height 738 ft)moorsman22/10/2013
A circuit of Bannisdale taking in all the Birketts. Started at 7 am in low clag for most of the walk navigation tricky, with map and compass, (GPS has not reached my inventory ), due to poor vis.thenomad14/08/2013
Galltywenallt15/07/2013
Parking OK at Dryhowe Bridge. Horseshoe 2625 3326 2586 2605 3324 3325 2593 2620 2622. Plenty of wet underfoot on way out and less on the return. Few paths.destaylor04/07/2013
On Bannisdale Horseshoe. Delightful summit with dry rocky crest and good spot for a snack before the next boggy section to Ancrow Brow N.Aye Jimmy28/02/2013
(Dryhowe Bridge Bannerdale) Whiteside Pike Todd Fell Capplebarrow Ancrow Brow Long Crag White How Borrowdale Head Lamb Pasture (Dryhowe Bridge Bannerdale)Andy Hirst25/02/2013
From Ancrow Rig N, on Bannisdale Horseshoe. This stretch slower, wet snow and marshy ground making harder going, plus contours. Took direct line between tops rather than following fence - quicker. Cloud coming in from South but still clear and fine.nordicstar17/02/2013
Climbed as part of the Bannisdale horseshoerobert11/12/2012
Climbed with Gary R.Jhimmy21/10/2012
Dryhowe Bridge > Lamb Pasture > Borrowdale Head > White Howe > LONG CRAG grassy unmarked summit of exposed rock > Ancrow Brow N > Swinklebank Crag > Capplebarrow > Todd Fell > Whiteside Pike > Dryhowe BridgeTony Hartry II12/05/2012
Bannisdale Horseshoe following Wainwright's route - Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow, Swinklebank Crag, Ancrow Brow N, Long Crag, White How, Borrowdale Head, Lamb Pasture.PaulH03/05/2012
From Dryhowe Bridge via Ancrow BrowAnduril15/04/2012
Bannisdale Horseshoe - Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow, Ancrow Brow, Long Crag, White How, Borrowdale Head, Lamb Pasture.ronaldo33324/03/2012
On AW's Bannisdale Horseshoe walk.arranc19/03/2012
Bannisdale Horseshoe from Dryhowe Bridge.G4OBK (Phil)08/01/2012
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere30/12/2011