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Name:Bannisdale Fell - Long Crag
Hill number:2605
Height:493m / 1617ft
Parent (Ma):2559  Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
SMC/RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Topographical area:EL06 Highstreet-arnside
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:33m
Col:460m  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 51586 05410 is the Wainwright Outlying Fell summit
Survey:Abney level
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8 of 13 on the Bannisdale Horseshoe boggy walking but a delightful topmatty1971b08/06/2024
Clockwise round of the Bannisdale horseshoe walk with M and V.PeterD22/03/2024
15 miles anticlockwise 4th of 12 Birketts from Dryhowe Bridge.Dave Sargent11/01/2024
Wolf Howe, Lamb Pasture SE Top, Lamb Pasture, The Forest, White Howe, Bannisdale Fell, Nameless, Harrop Pike, Great Yarlside, Wasdale Pike, Sleddale Pikekeithouk15/10/2023
Visited both summits. With Ian.Dangerous Dave19/08/2023
An afternoon/evening walk based around the Bannisdale Horseshoe with some extras. The 18.5 mile route consisted of - The Forest (528m), White Howe (530m), Long Crag (493m), Robin Hood (492m), High House Fell (524m), Harrop Pike (637m), Grey Crag (638m), Ancrow Brow north (541m), Ancrow Brow (542m), Swinklebank Crag (555m), Capplebarrow (512m), Todd Fell (401m). Lovely sunny evening, very enjoyable. /Dmeltdiceburg19/07/2023
On the Bannisdale Horseshoe. My way onto this is in the Ancow Brow N. top log (qv). Nice to get on a grassy knoll after the bog. The continuation to White Howe looked rough so I followed the trod/ATV track alongside the wall most of the way.pwheeler01/03/2022
On the way back now we walked through a wild flower meadow to Long Crag. This was the only summit of the day we struggled finding. There is about 4 cairns all at similar heights. Evenually after back tracking and lots of bog work we found the summit.Scotty 2 Hotty24/07/2021
The Bannisdale round from AW's recommended spot on a wide verge just after the Dry Howe Farm lane parts company with the Mosergh one. A very pleasant chat with the farmer in his field below Murthwaite Knott on returning from its summit, then Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow, Swinklebank Crag, Ancrow Brow, Ancrow Brow North Top, Long Crag, White Howe, The Forest, Lamb pasture and its South East Top.Nick Down130/06/2021
 yorkielad27/05/2021
Boggy approaches to this my 7th of 11 on Bannisdale Horseshoetrimarc211/05/2021
Walk 56 of AW's Outlying Fells. First time out properly since November thanks to COVID. Enjoyed this one in good weather though a chilly breeze.James McKnight10/04/2021
Bannisdale Horeshoe+ with GFE - from just off the Shap Road: Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow, Swinkleband Crag, Ancrow Brow then on to Grey Crag, Tarn Crag & Harrop Pike before dropping back to the Horseshoe for Bannisdale Fell, White Howe, The Forest & Lamb Pasture. 25km, 1200m elevation gain. 7 hours. Cracking day. Weather snowing at first and FREEZING on tops but sunny and bright and just wonderful.Fionalevey30/01/2021
Limited parking at NY531999. A tad more than Wainwright's long walk of WO(e)s around Bannisdale horseshoe. Murthwaite Knott, Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow, Swinklebank Crag, Ancrow Brow, nameless, Long Crag, White Howe, The Forest, Lamb Pasture, Lamb Pasture SE Top, Wolf Howe.Isbjorn25/08/2020
The Bannisdale Horseshoe. A lengthy and quiet walk around Bannisdale visiting: Murthwaite Knott, Whiteside Pike, Todd Fell, Capplebarrow, Swinklebank Crag, Ancrow Bank, nameless (Bannisdale Horseshoe – Ancrow Bank N), Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Harrop Pike, Lord’s Seat, Bannisdale Fell – Long Crag , White Howe, The Forest, Lamb Pasture and Lamb Pasture SE Top from Garnett Bridge. 27.5km with 1100m ascent in 8h50m. (S)silveracorn_alan09/06/2020
Tump and Wainwright summit. Round of Bannisdale over 10 Wainwright Outliers. Parked in loop of old A6, by footpath.PGCE04/06/2020
From Ancrow Brow n top. KeithByTheC29/05/2020
Parked at Sadgill, up past Stockdale onto nameless (Bannisdale Horseshoe - Ancrow Brow N, Bannisdale Fell - Long Crag,back to nameless (Bannisdale Horseshoe - Ancrow Brow N, Ancrow Brow, Swinklebank Crag [Ancrow Brow] [nameless (Bannisdale Horseshoe)] and back down via Stockdale.Chipstertrain20/05/2020
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
With G. Wainwright Bannisdale route From Mosergh Farm > Whiteside Pike > Todd Fell > Capplebarrow > Swinkebank Crag > Ancrow Brow > nameless summit > Long Crag > White Howe > The Forest > Lamb Pasture > Lamb Pasture SE Top > Mosergh FarmRT197008/07/2019
Bob & Duke Monday 25th/3/2019 Z 1558hrs. NY 51585 05411 Wainwright Outlying Fell summit Not Bagged ;#0DukeNukem25/03/2019
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
Done as part of the Bannisdale Horseshoe with Richard Turner & Stuart Wattam. Weather cloudy and dry with great views. Cold wind on the tops.nitranrenrut13/04/2017
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