Name:High Crag
Hill number:16372
Height:420m / 1378ft
Parent (Ma):2781  Great Whernside
SMC/RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire
Topographical area:EP03 Whernside-buckden
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:SE 09080 62709
Summit feature:outcrop
Col:388m  SE096618  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 99
(1:25k) OL2S 298
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 62 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
3rd top of 6 on a traverse from Pateley Bridge to Grassington. Had my lunch and coffee here sat on one of the numerous rocky outcrops. Warm with light breeze. Onwards to Simon's Seat...Dazingdale18/10/2022
Nearest parking on road outside Stump Cross Caverns. W along road to gate at 09616375. Track past ruin, then ATV track to stile over wall. Path on S side of wall to summit.PeteF18/09/2022
3 of 6: Parked on the verge at 096637. Some rock climbers at the crag. With Karen.ChrisR21/04/2022
Grimwith reservoir over Nursery Knot to Pockstones track, up track to footpath at SE090616, this path doesn't appear to be on the ground, but a good path does go past the shooting cabin and up to the crag summit.Flatfield06/03/2022
Used the footpath from the North East. Pleasant moorland wander with good views down to the Stump Cross Caverns who were busy - visited their tea shop afterwards which is recommended.nickywood119/08/2021
From Craven Moor across access land to stile over wall and short walk to top. Good views to Simon's Seat.peter4lc03/06/2021
Parked on roadside by gate onto track at SE 096 637. Followed track past ruined mine building, then continuing on quad bike track across boggy moor to the wall. Convenient ladder stile allows easy access to High Crag. Great view from the summit. Good bag at the end of a great day as the second lockdown ends.silveracorn_alan02/12/2020
As jimbloomer, parked tight against wall by gate at SE 0962 6373 - Through gate & a pleasant walk along grass track to ruin; from there, picked up RoW heading S. to stile at 093628 - Over stile & up ATV track alongside wall to the summit outcrop. (S)gerrybowes01/12/2020
14.30 from NE absolutely glorious cloudless and still. My Niece Emily's 25th birthdayvegibagger06/02/2020
Very good path from NE, with Miranda.Wycombe Wanderer14/09/2019
With minor tops from Grimwith Reservoir car parkDavid Gradwell23/05/2019
High Crag from GR: SE 09633 63741ronaldo33309/12/2017
Simon's Seat, High Cragkeithouk05/11/2017
Farmer rounding up sheep for their annual flu jab. Nice rocky top.ngthack04/09/2017
1/4 First of Four A quick hop up to the top from the road...not too wetFergalh11/03/2017
A nice little scramble near top.Martin R04/01/2017
With Jo, from Stump Cross: east along B6265 to second gate, track across Sun Side Allotment to stile, High Crag, then across Parker Allotment to Forest Road, then Black Hill Road and detour to Nursery Knot for views to north. Weather; generally sunny, mild, good visibility.amblerbob15/11/2016
Parking by access gate at SE096637, path/track all way to top.jimbloomer21/03/2016
Parking by unmarked access gate on B6265. A day out with Alfie. We continued on to Great Pock Stones, Lord's Seat and Simon's Seat. Back same way.Dangerous Dave20/01/2016
from Greenhow village, across moors with Greenhow Hilljoseph mitchell25/10/2015
Wide verge alongside the brown Stump Cross notice for parking (alt 1233 ft). Gate immediately in front has No Access on it but opens easily. Path most of the way to the top, although some indistinct sections. 1.2 miles .... 40 mins return.moorsman21/10/2015
As per Aye Jimmy but continued on circular walk back via Stump Cross on glorious Good Friday.Fair views-Menwith Hill golf balls shining bright in sunshine.With Oscar.catman18/04/2014
With Catman.oscarrosie18/04/2014
Parked at gate 400m E of Stump Cross Caverns. Nice grassy track past ruin and up hill, over stile as highest point is on other side of wall. Summit is a rocky crest.Aye Jimmy05/03/2014
Used path from the NE, over stile then follow the wall then head for the rocky summit on a cool blue November morning.Dugswell225/11/2013
exact date uncertain. QE days. circuit with Lesley from Wharfdale to SW ,bagging 400ers - Earl Seat (a sub 400 at @p28m) Simon's Seat - Great Pock Stones (another sub 400m top) -High Crag and down interestingly through hillocks and dips of old mine workings to Stump Cross Cavern and down Trollers Gill.Chris Pearson20/09/2010
Nice summit with gritstone exposures, view unexciting on a greyish day. from N, CRoW land, track passing ruin joins mapped RoW, park roadside RHW19/02/2006
Foot Sore22/07/2022
Bag For Life14/09/2019
Andy West02/07/2019
Edwin Gradwell23/05/2019
Dawn Oldham05/11/2017
carole engel14/10/2017