Name:Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
Hill number:2559
Height:663.9m / 2178ft
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Kent
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:NY 48791 07865
Summit feature:no feature: grassy rise
Col:503.6m  NY 4851 0886  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:tall pillar 60m S at NY 48784 07802; cairn 60m ESE at NY 48848 07851 is c 0.5m lower and is Wainwright's summit
Survey:Abney level
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My 1st day with Ollie & Charlie on their Wainwright's round (day 12 for them)NumptyDumpty15/06/2024
park sadgill honesty box permissive path from car park to Brown Howe>Grey Crag no visibility>Harrop Pike>Tarn Crag very boggy>Branstree>Branstree NE>Selside Pike, return over Branstree down to Gatescarth Pass and 'rubble road' to sadgill, 17.8 ks 900 up 7 hrs 30 shame no views from topsunderhill08/05/2024
Loop from Sadgill up Harter Fell (30/03/2024 Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Branstree, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts)nat57130/03/2024
J and M Tansley. Paired with Grey Crag.MTansley09/03/2024
J and M Tansley. Paired with Grey Crag.J_tansley09/03/2024
The Sleddale Fells from Longsleddale. Visited Great Howe, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike, Tarn Crag, High Howes, Selside Pike, and Branstree. returning via Gatescarth Pass, and down the rubble road to Sadgill. A great day in the Lakes, with extensive views. 17km with 900m ascent, taking me 6 hours.silverwolf_alan22/02/2024
15 miles anticlockwise 6th of 12 Birketts from Dryhowe Bridge.Dave Sargent11/01/2024
Parked at Mardale Head. Gatescarth Pass, Branstree, Branstree NE top, Selside Pike, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike and back to Mardale Head. Some views from Selside and Harrop, otherwise in cloud with occasional showers. Very wet underfoot. With Gillian and accompanied by Harriet and Mike for the first three.richard6903/01/2024
Parked at Haweswater ascended via Gatescarth. Didnít see a soul until the last mile but plenty of deer. Branstree, Branstree NE top, Selside Pike, Harrop Pike, Grey Carg, Tarn, Crag. 11.9 miles 3480 ft elevation.nell158328/10/2023
3 of 4 with hayden on our anniversary. from branstree. boggy top. hayden climbing round monument in the water. on to grey craggboothy602/09/2023
Circular from Sadgillsturuss28/08/2023
Boss day with Luke. Clear day and bossKenny Morris09/08/2023
With Paul Kenny(comma) hike Fidget30/07/2023
After Naddle Horseshoe, drove to Mardale Head and did a round of 8 hills Branstree both tops, Nabs Moor, Howes, Tarn Crag, Harrop Pike, Grey Crag. 5hrs. Overcast for first half of walk and then the clouds lifted and the Sun made the last 2hrs hard work. A good day, 20 miles approx in total.Longwojo07/07/2023
The Remote Far Eastern Fells. Grey Crag (Longsleddale), Tarn Crag (Longsleddale), Branstree & Selside Pike.sms.3701/07/2023
Remote far Eastern fells, Gray crag,Tarn crag,Branstree,Selside Pike. With SiNicefish01/07/2023
Second of the day. As it was hot Boo took advantage of the pool by the cairn. Transforming a golden dog to a black oneAlphaville19902/06/2023
From pull-in on B6261 just W of J39 (NY573123). Route and write-up at:
With Val. From Haweswater Reservoir. Over the Gatescarth Pass then path towards Mosedale then climbed meeting fence which was followed to summit plateau. Went to the pillar and all the high points that looked a similar altitude to the cairn. Returned by the outward route.mike.hoult21/05/2023
13.5 miles 3366ft walk, start at Mardale Head carpark Haweswater Reservoir take Gatescarth Pass to Tarn Crag, Harrop Pike, Grey Crag, Selside Pike, Brantree and Brown Howe.stephenbuda14/05/2023
2W, 5WOs around Sleddle.atreides788726/03/2023
With: hb; From Longsleddale church via Sadgill because road was closed. Circuit of Grey Crag, Harrop Pike and Tarn Crag.Ian Baines03/03/2023
Selside Pike, Branstree, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike, Great Yarlside, Great Saddle Crag, Tongue Rigg, Glede Howekeithouk26/02/2023
Solo day across Tarn Crag and Grey Crag/Sleddale Fell from Haweswater. Very cold and snowy, with poor road conditions tooWinter Round22/01/2023
Wainwright Walk 29: Spider (Kentmere Pike, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag & Shipman Knotts)DavidHiner02/01/2023
Branstree, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag, Selside.screeleep19/11/2022
Lovely days walking and lots of benchmarks on the track downejjohnstone31/10/2022
Low cloud, no viewsAdventurers511/10/2022
On a round of Longsleddale from Sadgill; from the parking area by the bridge, up Great How, onto Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, contoured round Branstree, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts. 15.5 kmRockdoctor19/09/2022
Clockwise circular walk (with Helene) from Sadgill up Gatesgarth Pass as far as the junction for the Nan Bield Pass. Up onto Branstree and onto Seaside Pike via the Pillar and pools. Then took a cross country route contouring around to Mosedale Cottage where we cooled off from the heatwave conditions (most welcome!). Up onto Tarn Crag and then across a very dry bog to Grey Crag. Returning via Great Howe and Stockdale.Butty14/08/2022
A poor day for weather, cloudy throughout and drizzly rain picking up as day went on but a good walk nonetheless. From Sadgill east on signed but faint path to stile onto access land. Though nit marked on map path continues all the way up to Grey Crag and on to Tarn Crag though a bit vague in places. continued north along wall over coll and part way up towards Selside Brow then west on easy grassy ground to head of Gatesgarth pass. easy even in the cloud. Rest of route all on path. Up to Harte Fell and south to Kentmere Pike the ENE along wall to mine workings where pickd up disused mine track doen to main valley track. Easy all the way.dickscroop23/07/2022
R K Richard Tait19/06/2022
From Sadgill. 9.5 km, 530 m asc. NW up the steep slope to Great Howe and continuing to Grey Crag (Sleddale Fell). NE across the Greycrag Tarn bog to Tarn Crag (Sleddale) summit and the survey pillar. Continue down to Brownhowe Bottom to join the Gatescarth Pass track back to Sadgill. Dry, too windy for the intended route up to Harter Fell and back by Kentmere Pike.
From Gatescarth Pass directlybenarbia no 307/06/2022
From Mardale HeadChopperbrown28/05/2022
With James HurrellGaynorSeymour02/05/2022
Walked up from Mardale headbillames20/04/2022
Maddy Ol and a swim in the fallsMandyBaldam16/04/2022
Branstree from Sadgill with MKNab Scar29/03/2022
Re-visit with Lindsey as part of my second round of Wainwrights. Started from Sadgill 10.30-ish up steep path to Great Howe (Birkett) then on easier slope to Grey Crag summit. Excellent views so had lunch there.Then northwest to Tarn Crag across bog; up easy slope up to Tarn Crag summit. Decided to give Branstree a miss and descended on grass to Brownhowe Bottom where we joined Gatescarth Pass for two mile walk down to Sadgill. Warm sunny cloudless day.Skip20/03/2022
Second round of Wainwrights. Started from Sadgill - steep path via Great Howe then easier slope to Grey Crag summit. Then northwest to Tarn Crag summit, down to Brownhowe Bottom, Gatescarth Pass back to the car. Warm sunny cloudless day. With Lindsey.Skip220/03/2022
Loop of Tarn Crag, Grey Crag and Harrop Pike from Mosedale Cottage.welshyboyo05/03/2022
With Luna. CCW Loop. From Sadgill NY 4836 0569.masmith24/09/2021
From Sadgill. Solo. Great Howe (494m), Grey Crag (638m), Harrop Pike (637m), Tarn Crag (664m). Traversed pathless ground to Gatescarth Pass then up by fence to Adam Seat (666m). W177 Rnd6.Dangerous Dave23/09/2021
From Sadgill via Gatesgarth Pass: Little Harter Fell - Adamís Seat - Branstree - Branstree NE - Selside - Nabs Crag - Howes - Tarn Crag - Harrop Pike - Grey Crag - Great Howe. Descent off Great Howe straight down to Sadgill. 21.6km, 1084m ascent.stevem7616/09/2021
With Mikejd1603/09/2021
Via Stockdale and Grey Crags and back down the valley. Nice circuit but poor path to start and high bracken. Swam in pools on a hot day.GWR Chris18/07/2021
R Chris Richard Tait15/06/2021