Name:Hart Crag
Hill number:2529
Height:823.1m / 2700ft
Parent (Ma):2521  Fairfield
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett,
Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 36818 11262
Summit feature:outcrop
Drop:51.2m
Col:771.9m  NY 3664 1141  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:rock near Wainwright cairn 100m SE at NY 36891 11207 is as high
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Day 27/40 of my Wainwright Challenge linking all 214 Wainwrights in one walk taking 40 days to mark my 70th Birthday. Today, with Catherine tackling the northern horseshoe up Fairfield around Deepdale from Patterdale, visiting Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop above How, and Gale Crag. Lowish cloud covering the high tops, also breezy and drizzle at times. But some sunbeams coming through. 19km with 1160m ascent taking 7h 50m.Alan_70+03/06/2024
Day 19/40 of my Wainwright Challenge linking all 214 Wainwrights in one walk taking 40 days to mark my 70th Birthday. Today, the classic Fairfield Horseshoe, with Charlie, starting in Grasmere and finishing in Ambleside, visiting Nab Scar, Heron Pike (both summits), Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, and Low Pike. A super day, with clear views and plenty of sun. 20km with 1230m ascent taking 8h 20m.Alan_70+25/05/2024
The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside. Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Pike N Top, Heron Pike & Nab Scar. 21km with 1070m ascent in 8h 40m.underhill13/05/2024
Parked on lane near Rydal Water CP, then walked along the road to Rydal Mount. Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Heron Pike NT, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag. Back to Ambleside via Scandale pass then along the road to the car. With RDan Baddeley11/05/2024
With FelixHrimalf16/04/2024
Fairfield Horseshoe (anticlockwise)MTansley31/03/2024
Fairfield Horseshoe (anticlockwise)J_tansley31/03/2024
The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside. Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Pike N Top, Heron Pike & Nab Scar. 21km with 1270m ascent in 7h 40m.silverwolf_alan30/10/2023
Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike North Top, Heron Pike, Nab Scarkeithouk29/10/2023
7th time around the fabulous Fairfield Horseshoe, on a glorious sunny clear, calm autumn day, with low mist in the valleys to start. A beautiful day to be on the Lakeland Fells, with L. Overnight frost on the grass but warm in the sun then inevitably chilly in a breeze on top. Saw a lonesome foxhoud trotting along the tops looking for its pack -peering into the corries, but ignoring us people. We heard a hunting horn in the far distance.Chris Pearson12/10/2023
Parked in Ambleside.anti clockwise Fairfield horseshoe with out and back addition of Stone Arthur. 6 hours 9 Wainwrights. Misty morning clearing to give great views.Longwojo08/10/2023
New location for me this year on leg 3, I normally do Hart Crag on leg 4, but I still walked up there at the end as Andy (M0DCD) had the car key!higlett01/10/2023
Hodgson brothers mountain relay leg 4fmw01/10/2023
The Fairfield Horseshoe. Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike.sms.3702/09/2023
Fairfield Horseshoe. Nab scar,Heroin pike,Stone arthur,Great rigg,Fairfield,Hart crag,Dove crag,High pike,Low pike. Hike with SiNicefish02/09/2023
From Bridge End, Patterdale. 13.5 km, 850 m asc. SW up the ridge to Gale Crag and Hartsop Above How, and continuing up to Hart Crag. S to Dove Crag, E to Little Hart Crag. Down the ridge to High Hartsop Dodd and back by Hartsop Hall and Brothers Water.SalmonJoe29/08/2023
Fairfield Horseshoe Me, Emma , Nick , Marymikethomas26/08/2023
as part of Fairfield Horseshoetrimarc209/08/2023
Fairfield Horseshoe. Summer Holiday with Simon to Ambleside August 2023.dancingqueen10107/08/2023
Rydal to Grasmere solo adventure - Fairfield Horseshoe plus St Sundays CragFionalevey29/06/2023
Walked from Ambleside.Wandelaar21/06/2023
R K Joss recce Richard Tait25/05/2023
Fairfield horseshoe 4 hours to complete. First big hike back as part of trainingNCurtis20/05/2023
Part of Fairfield horseshoe.munkyennui19/05/2023
From Hartsop above How, then down to Dove Cragjeffpl17/05/2023
Low Pike, High Pike (Scandale), Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pik and Nab ScarP333ebz07/05/2023
7/9 Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How and Gale Crag. All revisits, but two new ticks for my combined collection with Ian moving us closer to our Cumbrian Completion together. A damp morning, misty all day but nice walk.nickywood122/04/2023
Deepdale Horseshoe from deepdale bridge. Gale Crag; Hartsop above How; Hart Crag; Fairfield; Cofa Pike; St Sunday Crag; Birks; Arnison Crag. With Boris.ytfckent15/04/2023
Sunny and clear day.Amanda&JamesExplore15/04/2023
Stuart & Duke Friday 7th/4/2023 Z 14:28 hrs.DukeNukem07/04/2023
Gale Crag, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, St Sunday Crag, Gavel Pike, Birks, Arnison Cragkeithouk07/04/2023
From Pelter Bridge as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe.alunrees4026/02/2023
8.7 miles & 2728 ft elevation. With Carl. Hartsop above How, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd. Lovely sunny views but a tad windy!nell158305/02/2023
R Richard Tait05/12/2022
Snarker Pike, Raven Crag, Red Screes, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthurkeithouk04/12/2022
Fairfield Horseshoe (Clockwise), with Jayne and Tim (not to mention Stanley).JMDobb19/11/2022
Sykeside campsite to Red Screes, Little Hart Crag, Dove Crag, and Hart Crag.Peter Fieldsend25/10/2022
16.6 miles 4785ft walk, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag, Birks and Arnison Crag from Sykeside Camping Park.stephenbuda10/10/2022
RAYNET radio operator for safety cover of The Hodgson Brothers' Mountain Relay at Hart Crag Summit Checkpoint. https://www.strava.com/activities/7901480333higlett02/10/2022
St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag & Hartsop above How from Bridgend (during the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II).JMDobb19/09/2022
Lakes with Wife visionset17/09/2022
w/ IainJonathanConey13/09/2022
From Ambleside. 17.5 km, 1030 m asc. To Rydal Hall and up the ridge over Nab Scar, Heron Pike (Rydal), Heron Pike North Top [Rydal Fell] and Great Rigg to Fairfield summit. Down the ridge over Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike (Scandale) and Low Pike summits. Mild, misty. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720302245951SalmonJoe11/09/2022
Aged 12. Fourth hill on the Fairfield Horseshoe.Mollyb27/08/2022
Wander round Deepdale.munkyennui21/08/2022
From Grasmere and up Stone Arthur and along to Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag and Little Hart Crag and down to Ambleside from the Scandale Pass. I may have climbed some of these hills back in 1996 but canít recall if I had reached the summits or not. So after a long wait Iíve revisited them all. Weather hot and sunny views to the Pennines and Southern Scotland. Time just under 5 hours for 11 miles.isabelle09/08/2022
Repeat ascent. Circuit from Patterdale: Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How, Gale Crag.vuirich06/08/2022
With Gabi and Graeme runningFionalevey05/08/2022
QUALITY MOUNTAIN DAY Byron, Beth, Mark, Nic, Evie. Got up early and hiked the very long way up Helvellyn. Met Shane the Shepard with 3 fantastic dogs. Met Dad and Richard at Griesdale Tarn. B&B only 1 major argument. Felt really fit, knees hurt a bit on descent. Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Dollywaggon Pike, High Crag, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Lower ManMbassett03/08/2022
Arnison Crag, Birks, St Sunday, Fairfield, Hartsop Above HowBarns15030/07/2022