Name:Gale Crag
Hill number:3834
Height:512m / 1680ft
Parent (Ma):2521  Fairfield
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Birkett, Synge
(B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 39244 12424
Summit feature:rock
Drop:13m
Col:499m  NY391123  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:this rock is about 60cm higher than rock 45m NE (NY 39279 12450) at E end of series of little rocky tops
Survey:Abney level
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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
From Brothers Watertrimarc214/05/2024
The Deepdale Horseshoe from Bridgend with Chris. Taking in Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop above How, and Gale Crag. The final four Wainwrights of my fourth round. Ready to start my Wainwright Challenge now for my fifth round. 17km with 1160m of ascent, taking us 8 hours on a decent weather day.silverwolf_alan31/03/2024
Snowy walk that got progressively worse in white out conditions!ejjohnstone04/12/2023
From Cowbridge up to Fairfield and back via Grisedale due to high windsPhilipChaston22/11/2023
Bob & Duke Friday 22/9/2023 Z 1420 hrs.DukeNukem22/09/2023
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
A long hard day to pick up Gavel Pike, Cofa Pike and Gale Crag, involving going over St. Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag and Hartsop-above-How. Well worth the effort. After the intial ascent the hardest part was the descent from Hart Crag. An outstanding walk.BURGESS07/07/2023
9/9 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.ytfckent15/04/2023
Gale Crag, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, St Sunday Crag, Gavel Pike, Birks, Arnison Cragkeithouk07/04/2023
8.7 miles and 2728 ft elevation. With Carl. Gale Crag, Hartsop above How, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd. Lovely sunny day but a bit windy!nell158305/02/2023
Wainwright Walk 30: Spider (Hartsop Above How)DavidHiner05/01/2023
From Deepdale Bridge. 7 km, 440 m asc. Up by Deepdale Park and the ridge over Gale Crag summit to Hartsop Above How summit (Gill Crag) Return same. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720303382808SalmonJoe01/11/2022
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
Gale Crag > [TP 1870ft/ Wainwright's NE summit] > Hartsop Above How (Gill Crag - Hartsop Above How) > Erne Nest Crag (Blake Brow) > Dove Crag N cairn > Dove Crag > Dove Crag NE Spur Foot > Stand Crags > Stand Crags NE Top > Stand Crags Far NE Top > [Stangs North Top] from GR: NY 40275 13385ronaldo33304/09/2022
Wander round Deepdalemunkyennui21/08/2022
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
Arnison Crag, Birks, St Sunday, Fairfield, Hartsop Above HowBarns15030/07/2022
Deepdale horseshoe from Patterdale. Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St.Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How and Gale Crag.alunrees3910/04/2022
With Sue from Cow Bridge, on 2nd Round of WRs, nice horseshoe of Hartsop Above How and Dove Crag. Return via impressive Dovedale. Excellent views between cloud, cold often sunny but path often covered in ice and hard snow. Fading light had to mis out Stangs.Frank21/01/2022
A circular walk on the fells above Hartsop, visiting Rest Dodd, The Nab, Satura Crag, Brock Crags (both summits), Buck Crag, Heck Crag, Angletarn Pikes (both summits), Stony Rigg, Gale Crag, and Hartsop Above How. 23km with 1500m ascent in 7h 50m. (S)silveracorn_alan21/12/2021
2 years later back again post COVID for RAYNET radio comms for the Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay. My checkpoint was Hart Crag.higlett03/10/2021
Last of our 8 hills in a loop above Deepdale Common from Patterdale.DanMaisieBex25/09/2021
10 mile run. Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How, Gale Crag.quadbarrel03/09/2021
Up through Low Wood from Cowbridge car park. Solo.Dangerous Dave25/08/2021
West have of the Hartsop round.atreides788713/06/2021
Solo walk from Brothers Water. High Hartsop (519m) first and Little Hart Crag (637m). Then another down and up to reach Red Screes (776m), then Middle Dodd (642m). Then I made the most difficult detour of the day, dropping to Stangs (474m) so I could bag the summit and then climbing all the way back to to Dove Crag (792m) and Hart Crag (822m). I then made a detour over to Great Rigg (766m) returning via my highest point of the day at Fairfield (822m) before walking back to Hart Crag and descending the ridge via the two summits on Hartsop above How (586m). A challenging walk as once on the fells I seemed to be constantly going up and down with very little level walking and the step counter measured 25 miles of 'real' distance walked. It was clear and sunny the entire day, some of the best views I've had up here for ages and relatively quiet considering the weather and time of year.meltdiceburg12/06/2021
Gavel Pike round to Gale Crag (Going back for Birketts)tomd421/03/2021
You know that fun hill bagging moment where you arent exactly sure which one the top is so you scramble up and down every lump in sight? Yup that. Solo. Phenomenally sunny.Fionalevey20/03/2021
Circuit of Deepdale Horseshoe. From Brothers Water. Gale Crag, Hartsop above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, St Sunday Crag, Gavel Pike, Arnison Cragmavero1020/07/2020
Appropriately named hill in conditions. With TJB from Brothers Water carparktrimarc230/01/2020
with Nick after ACHardenC21/11/2019
RAYNET radio operator for safety cover of The Hodgson Brothers' Mountain Relay. Walked in from Hartsop to Hart Crag via Hartsop Above How for a 4hr stop on Hart Crag covering the checkpoint. Used a tarp/shelter for the summit as shelter from heavy showers. Walked out over Fairfield, Cofa Pike and St Sunday Crag to Patterdale. Slowed on descent from St Sunday Crag to assist with search for overdue competitors. Visibility very poor throughout the whole descent.higlett06/10/2019
From Cow bridge one more straggler picked up.jocks124/06/2019
With NB from Cow Bridge, nice horseshoe of Dove Crag and Little Hart Crag. Clear then light rain.Frank16/04/2019
Gale Crag, Hartsop above How, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag,High Hartsop Dodd. From Brotherswater with FRBheinn16/04/2019
With Sue, on a trial backpack for TGOC, in fine weather from Patterdale.Phreerunner13/04/2019
With: hb tp mt; Up Birks then St. Sunday Crag from Patterdale. Down to Deepdale Hause then using crampons up Cofa Pike onto Fairfield. Across to Hart Crag then down Hartsop above How back to Patterdale.Ian Baines11/02/2019
With: ib tp mt; Up Birks then St. Sunday Crag from Patterdale. Down to Deepdale Hause then using crampons up Cofa Pike onto Fairfield. Across to Hart Crag then down Hartsop above How back to Patterdale. Helen Baines11/02/2019
With JGCW05/02/2019
From High Bieldside, Hartsoprfoster06/10/2018
Circular walk from Cow bridge with Foot Loose membersGrey Hare06/05/2018
From Patterdale YHA with Jago, Dave, Steve G, Tim and Adrian, 15.7km in 6h 18m on an at times windy day but bright and sunny: Gale Crag - Hartsop Above How - Hart Crag - Fairfield - Cofa Pike - St Sunday Crag - Gavel Pike. Bypassed Birks (done before) on route down.stevem7628/04/2018
From Sykeside to Deepdale Bridge and then up to Gale Crag, Hartsop above How, Hart Crag and Dove Crag. Descent via Scandale Pass and Caiston Glen.lindslow13/04/2018
Parked in Patterdale, Deepdale Bridge, Gale Crag, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, Gavel Pike, Birks. Mostly clear with some sun and good views, strong cold win with the snow mostly melted away.Fell_wanderer29/01/2018
Usual route up through Low Wood from the NT car park at the north end of Brothers Water. Wet and windy. With Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave24/12/2017
A circuit from Brothers Water via Middle Dodd / Red ScreesMrD07/08/2017
long walk up Above Hartsop HowTobo196903/07/2017