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Name:Dow Crag
Hill number:2638
Height:778m / 2552ft
Parent (Ma):2634  The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Duddon, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge,
Grid ref:SD 26254 97793
Summit feature:outcrop
Col:649m  SD266982  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1299 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Circular walk via Old Man w/ Nic and Dad. Stayed in Hawkshead, drove to Coniston for startMbassett13/03/2020
Grey, then windier, then wetter 23 Km traverse of Coniston Wainwrights with a few Birkenstockís added towards end.davechaffey30/12/2019
Continuation after C. O. M. & Brim Fell. Weather clear after a morning of cloud.DanMaisieBex28/12/2019
Parking for 4-5 cars at W end of Walna Scar Road - through the gate (SD 2395 9681). Took the road up to SD 2502 9629, then direct line to White Pike. Then White Maiden -> Walna Scar -> Brown Pike -> Buck Pike -> Dow Crag -> Brim Fell (penultimate Cumbrian hill on Hill-bagging). Just Coniston OM left for another day. Took a fairly direct line back to car; after descending to Goat's Hawse, contoured round Dow Crag, across Seathwaite Fells and through a gate at SD 2449 9673 to rejoin Walna Scar Rd.jonglew15/12/2019
During Old Man loop from Conistonlerritt30/11/2019
Ellie's Birthday weekend, Tessa and I went out to do Old Man on Coniston and Dow Craig, The clouds where low I practiced Map Reading and Using a Compass and OS Map the walk was good and a nice learning point. We came up via Seathwaite Reservoir .GrantRSA24/11/2019
Ascended from car park at top of hill coniston, Braidy beck...billames21/10/2019
The Old Man of Coniston -> Brim Fell -> Dow Crag -> Walna Scar -> White Maiden -> Green Crag -> Harter Fell -> Grey Friar -> Grear Carrs -> Swirl How -> Black Sails -> Wetherlam. Mostly nice weather for my 2 day walk. Camped at Harter Fell.axoree11/10/2019
With K from Swirl HowAshley30/09/2019
From Brim fell we made our way down to Goats Hawse and sheltered from the wind to have something to eat. I had a Spanish omelette. After the break and pictures of Goats water we made our way up to the summit. Steep and windy and only stopping for Bec to wee we got to the top after a little scramble. Loved this summit not just because of the amazing views but I love a summit that drops off one side with a natural cairn of rock. Brilliant and hid us from the wind too. From the summit we did a recon mission to look down the gullys to see if they are doable. Which they are and will definitely be coming back next summer to climb up them. Cannot wait.Scotty 2 Hotty21/09/2019
With Jonny, Nathan and Chris. Dropping a car in Tiberthwaite, we walked up Yewdale Beck and into Dry Cove Bottom. Up onto Weathelam Edge, the veiws kicked in, and the wind picked up. Nice almost scramble upto Weatherlam. Then along the Black Sails, and another fun step up to Swirl How. We then walked along the ridge to Brim Fell and the Old Man. Turning back on ourselves, we went along the Dow Crag ridge (new fav) along Buck, Brown Pike, then down and along to Walna scar and White Maiden, before dropping back into Torver for food and well needed sleep. 8hr20mins (5hr19min): 20.3km; 1437mByronHaywood14/09/2019
After having had lunch at Goat's Hawse, a quick walk up to Dow Crag. Very breezy!!apshepherd10/09/2019
Circular from Seathwaite. Dow Crag, Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey friardavepeel24/08/2019
Birkett`s route Dow 1 from parking area at fell gate on the Walma Scar Road. Great circuit with great views.mart079713/08/2019
From Walna Scar Car Park Via Brow Pike, Buck pike to the Summit, 2 Hours 30 min walk.M6KIO08/08/2019
Hill bagging with Andrew: Wetherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Black Crag, The Old Man Of Coniston. 16.86km 3:51:00peter_tun03/08/2019
3/11 From Seathwaite, up Walna Scar then Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Great How Swirl Band, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, then down to Seathwaite tarn on delightful path and round to Long Crag - through Bracken and back down valley on Bridleway to High Tongue (High Tongue is an awful struggle in tussocks but not for too long - climb it from South rather than North and it will be shorter for you). 7 hours.nickywood103/08/2019
From Brim FellCyclistno102/08/2019
Coniston, Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Levers Water, Coniston.eviljeff915/07/2019
Old Man of Coniston Hikejmistry8601/07/2019
Solo walk as part of my annual pilgrimage, circular walk started at Walna Scar Road and completed summits of Walna Scar, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How and Great Carrs. ( and back to Swirl How to be able to descend via The Prison and Levers Water to return to my start point.Pootlemum28/06/2019
With Sue on a nip around the OMC circuit from the Walna Scar Road.Phreerunner21/06/2019
Solo. From Coniston village via, Low Water. Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell & Dow Crag.ADT30/04/2019
Ridge walk after climbing the Old Man.hannah&steven08/04/2019
Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Grey Friar, Great Carrs - with Bassy and Duey.robba_wag31/03/2019
Cloudy and Windysiholden24/03/2019
From Walna Scar car park, Seathwaite side: Walna Scar, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Old man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar. With Hiking Manchester. Very windy day, poor visibility and snow on the tops, sunshine at the end of the day.Lazylizzie17/03/2019
From Coniston via Walna Scar path, onto Dow Crag and Old Man. Weather terrible, forecasters lied. This has got to be the most windy place on earth.Argentum6621/02/2019
Started from Seathwaite on a very wet day with zero visibility after leaving Walna Scar Road. Onto Brown Pike, Buck Pike and Dow Crags S Top before reaching the summit. Descended to Goats Water and the WSR back to SeathwaiteWayne Mac20/10/2018
Headed up from walna Sca road past Goats water to Dow Crag. Easy paths to follow. With Richie.Zoe Little04/09/2018
Yenís first hill after her collarbone accident with Geoff and Caroline.Mountainhikes29/08/2018
Bleathwaite Pasture, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Black Sails, Erin Crag, Kennel Cragkeithouk05/08/2018
From Scarr Head, ascend via Goat Water; warm day, walking alone, with the odd bit of downhill jogging! Walk time 4h10m. Dow Crag - Buck Pike - Brown Pike - Walna Scar - White Pike - White Maiden - High Pike Haw - Banksstevem7605/06/2018
Walk up from Coniston, Old Scar Road. Low cloud base. Warm walk.pbeisty05/05/2018
The Coniston Fellssms.3721/04/2018
Walna Scar CP > Goat's Hawse > Dow Crag > Goat's Hawse > The Old Man of Coniston > Brim Fell > Great How (Swirl Band) > Grey Friar > Great Carrs > Swirl How > Swirl Hawse > Black Sails > Wetherlam > Lad Stones > Walna Scar CP. Fine but largely cloudy great walking day, just me and Hjohnkaysleftleg14/04/2018
From car park above Heathwaite, across Braidy Beck ascended Old Man of Coniston via Low Water tarn. On to Dow Crag via Goat Hawse. Retrace steps and ascend Brim Fell. Follow ridge to Lervers Hawse took path that contours around Swirl How to Fairfield and ascend Grey Friars. Return to Fairfield and ascend Great Carrs and Swirl How. Descent to Swirl Hawse and Leverís Water, contour around to Grey Crag to the Pudding Stone and Crowberry Haws and return to car park.raymooremanx29/03/2018
Some slippery rocks on the scramble to the very top. Snow lying in sheltered area. Descended to coll, where at last the sun came out. Dropped down to Seathwaite tarn, caution the moss at the head of the tarn is incredibly, over the top of the boots wet. However Seathwaite copper mine spoil heaps in the sun were like paradise!Karmakarl24/03/2018
Walna scar carpark walnascar white maiden white pike then onto ridge,brown pike buck pike dow crag then the old man.AvidSockWearer10/03/2018
Amazing winter day!WMW3103/03/2018
Wetherlam via Hole Rake, Black Sails (Nuttall), Swirl Hawse, Prison Band, Swirl How, Grey Friar, Brim Fell, The Old Man of Coniston, Goats Hawse, Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike, Wanna Scar (Nuttall), White Maiden (Nuttall) back to Coniston via Walna scar Road.Stu Percival07/02/2018
Mark JolleysEllie's Hills20/10/2017
Started at car park on Walna Scar Road SD 28922 97027. via Walna Scar, White Maiden, then continued to Brim Fell and Coniston Old Man.Westdenewalker12/09/2017
Run with LornaLykewake4220/08/2017
from Old man across ridgeSoary7007/08/2017
Circular walk from Walna Scar car park Dow Crag Swirl How Great Carrs Grey Friar Wetherlam Brim Fell Coniston Old Manjaney.m08/07/2017
Cumbrian Traverse - Broughton Mills to KeswickIWC16/06/2017
2nd ascentabbo000131/05/2017
From Coniston Wetherlam Prison Band Swirl How Great Carrs Grey Friars Brim Fell Coniston Old Man Dow CragWifey201614/05/2017