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Name:Horsehow Crags
Hill number:3878
Height:433m / 1421ft
Parent (Ma):2643  Harter Fell (Eskdale)
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumberland
Catchment:Duddon, Catchment Boundaries, Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Birkett, Synge
(B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 22451 00802
Summit feature:rock
Drop:21m
Col:412m  NY222005  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:this is highest outcrop although several could be intended summit
Survey:Abney level
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A Five mile outing from the car park to the East near Froth pot in the Hardknott forest, summitting first Harter fell, Demming crag and both Peathill crag and it's South top with 200ft of ascent.WAYNE ROWLETT02/06/2024
The Harter Fell Ridge from the Duddon Valley: Visiting Border End, Hard Knott (S Top), Hard Knott, Peat Hill Crag, Peat Hill Crag (S Top), Horsehow Crags, Demming Crag, Harter Fell, Green Crag. Much low mist around, and very wet underfoot. 19km with 1100m ascent taking 7hours.silverwolf_alan18/02/2024
solo walk with Jessjonsutterby7128/01/2024
14 miles 3345ft walk ,start at Birks Bridge NT carpark, to Hard Knott, Harter Fell, Green Crag, Border End, Peathill Crag, Horsehow Crags, Demming Crag, Crook Crags and White How.stephenbuda21/10/2023
From Brotherilkeld phone box. 8 km, 640 m asc. Across Jubilee Bridge and leaving the Spothow Gill Peat Road to take the cairned path E to Harter Fell. N to Demming Crag, Horsehow Crag and the Peathill Crag summits. Back by Hardknott Pass road. Dry, sunny. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720308701213SalmonJoe23/05/2023
Wainwright Walk 15: Spider (Harter Fell)DavidHiner27/10/2022
3 of 5 with my 3 eldest boys starting in the car park by jubilee bridge. Boggy in places on the way down. Left Tommy and Reece at the bottom again. Quick nip up from thereThe-Z-Man02/06/2022
3 of 5 on day out with dad, tommy and reeceCodyZ02/06/2022
From Hardknott castle for a round of Horsehow Crags, Demming Crag, Border End and Yew Bank.rhalstead28/12/2021
With Harter FellLANGDALE22/09/2021
See Kamoot entry for full details/gps download: https://www.komoot.com/tour/395296988outlawcatcher18/06/2021
with Demming Cragjef26/05/2021
The Harter Fell ridge from the Forestry Commission car park at SD 234 995 in the Duddon Valley, visiting Hard Knott, Hard Knott South Top, Peathill Crag, Peathill Crag South Top, Horsehow Crags, Demming Crag, the impressive summit of Harter Fell, Dow Crag, Great Whinscale, Crook Crag and Green Crag. Impressive views to the head of Eskdale, with the Scafells and Bowfell snow-capped in the sun but with dark clouds behind. 18.7km with 1280m ascent in 7 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan24/12/2020
with RachelLittledave14/08/2020
3/5 From Birks Bridge, Harter Fell and then down the NW ridge to pick up Birketts and Synges: Demming Crag, Horsehow Crags, Peathill Crag South Top and Peathill Crag. Then doubled back along fenceline for 400 yards to pick up footpath through the young forest, back down to join forest track to car park. 6 miles.nickywood109/08/2020
Harter Fell,from Birks car park north on the boggy ridge to Demming Crag ,Horsehow Crags weather filthy abandoned at Hardnott pass and ran down road to the car.This is July.jocks115/07/2020
Between Harter Fell & Hard Knott. With Damian & Alfie.Dangerous Dave12/07/2020
Revisit with PeteDave Geere27/10/2019
A BIT MISTY SO PLANNED A SHORT WALK. WENT FROM WRYNOSE BRIDGE UP TO LONG CRAG THEN ACROSS TO BLAKE RIGG. JOYCE DID PIKE O' BLISCO AND BACK TO CAMPSITE VIA RED TARN. WEATHER IMPROVED SO DROVE ON TO HARDKNOTT PASS AND BAGGED HORSEHOW CRAGS AND DEMMING CRAG. HADN'T REALISED THE LATTER INVOLVED ALMOST ASCENDING HARTER FELL!BURGESS13/07/2019
From NY21439 01177 Yew Bank - Hard Knott - HK South Top - Border End - Peathill Crag - PC South Top - Horsehow Crags - Demming Crag - Harter Fell - Green Crag - Crook Crag - Great Whinscale - Dow Cragscreeleep20/04/2019
From Peathill Crag South Top. Might be nice to scramble around the rocks a bit in nice weather but wasn't so didn't. Decided to call it a day. Wet but happy.Wycombe Wanderer02/03/2019
A round of mostly Synges from SD230974Jim.Fothergill27/02/2019
FROM HARTER SUMMITFairsnape24/11/2018
On the way down from Harter Fell with Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave01/11/2018
From Hardknott with GoskaMountain Goat07/04/2018
Parking area about 30yd E. of top of Hardknott Pass (Space for 3 cars). 3rd of 4 Synges/Birketts S. of pass. From Peathill Crag South Top, easy going along paths/trods to the unmarked summit rock. Continued to Demming Crag. (PM)gerrybowes12/09/2017
3rd top of 4 from the top of the Hardknott Pass. With GB.bolton12/09/2017
From Peathill Crag South Top onto Demming Crag converging with the path.Eddie09/09/2017
Birkett 3Dave Geere20/08/2017
Solosimon and co08/10/2016
2 day walk with BWchrisj196502/06/2016
3rd min summit on the climb to Harter Fell. Much better route than Wainwrights description of the climb. At this point Cad sprained his ankle.Karmakarl09/05/2016
6/8 Climbed up from HardKnott Pass, (HardKnott South Top/Hard Knott/Border End/Peathill Crag/Peathill Crag South Top/Horsehow Crag/Demming Crag/Harker Fell)Fergalh12/07/2015
Climbed from Seathwaite via Harter fellrobert26/08/2014
Woolpack Low Birker Kepple Crag Great Whinscale Crook Crag The Pike Green Crag Harter Fell Demming Crag Horsehow Crags Hard Knott Yew Bank Lingcove Brotherilkeld WoolpackAndy Hirst18/08/2014
Third tickable bump on way from top of Hardknott to Harter Fell.Aye Jimmy25/04/2014
On a backpack from Silecroft (day 3).Phreerunner20/04/2014
visited with Neil, Brian and Steve whilst ascending Harter Fell on a linear walk which covered Hard Knott and returned to Seathwaite.Lou07/11/2013
Done solo as part of entire Hard Knott and Harter Fell groupsAimless Rambler24/10/2013
Visited on our descent from Harter Fell.jonglew08/09/2013
+JBSimonK25/08/2013
Solo direct ascent of Harter Fell from Birks Bridge. Descended to Hardknott Pass over Deeming Crag and Horseshow Crags to make ascent of Hard Knott.knarf19/04/2013
with Tony very wet very windy last of three from Jubilee bridge before driving to Cold pikecolinfielding18/04/2013
R Richard Tait25/07/2012
From Jubilee Bridge via Demming CragAnduril28/05/2012
Lakes 3 dayer. Solo. Silecroft station>Black Combe>Stoneside Hill>Buckbarrow>Kinmont Buckbarrow>Burn Moor>Whitfell>Stainton Pike>Yoadcastle>Woodend Heights>White Pike>Overnight by Devoke Water)Green Crag>Harter Fell>Hard Knott>Overnight at Lingcaove>walk out along Eskdale to Ravenglass station.gary.jones406/05/2012
Top of Hard Knott Pass - Horsehow Crags - Demming Crag - Harter Fellbenarbia_810/04/2012
Peathill Crag, Peathill Crag South Top, Horsehow Cragsronaldo33317/03/2012
Jubilee Bridge > Hard Knott Fort > HORSEHOW CRAGS unmarked rocky outcrocp with two possible high points, E top slightly higher (inches in it) > Demming Crag > Harter Fell > Spothhow Gill > Jubilee BridgeTony Hartry II09/01/2012
Birkett 2Dave Geere04/12/2011