Name:Cracoe Fell
Hill number:3682
Height:507.8m / 1666ft
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire
Catchment:Aire, Catchment Boundaries, Wharfe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SD 99312 58837
Summit feature:NW corner of rock plinth supporting monument
Drop:310m
Col:197.8m  SD975602  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 103
(1:25k) OL2S
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Thorpe Fell Top and Cracoe Fell (Final).doc
Comments:Replaced 2803 Thorpe Fell Top in June 2008
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Out and back from Rylstone.Nick Caunt30/04/2024
Parked in the layby in Rylstone on B6265. Took the roundabout path past the church to avoid heavy traffic on the road (no footpath), and up on to the moor. Permissive muddy path then follows the wall all the way to the war memorial and hp. Visited the cross on the return. Deceptively long distance along the wall. Views of higher tops towards the NW hidden by cloud but good view of Sharp Haw. Solo.richard6915/12/2023
From Thorpe, parking around the green. Track most of the way, the part along the wall was easy to follow, one to do in dry conditions, clag all daymatty1971b12/11/2023
Part of 18k walk from Bolton Ab ey to Thorpe - good if you have the logistics.HardenC07/09/2023
From Cracoe villageJim T23/06/2023
Walk w/Devon. Cracoe Fell, Sharp Haw loop from Rylstone.ZacField30/04/2023
Parked in laybye just outside Cracoe. Then up to cross via footpaths. On to memorial, a slight detour out to the trig pillar then back down the steep slopes to return to car via Cracoe.KevPalmer03/03/2023
1hr 20, 7.5km loop from Rycroft. Short walk up the road then up the end of the ridge past the cross, on to the obelisk and then direct route back. Very cold xalm day at sunrise. Nice to get a hill done before paddling the wharfeNicky C22/01/2023
With TonyLANGDALE19/01/2023
Solo from Black Hill car park via both Barden Reservoirs and Thorpe Fell Top. Windy with driving rain.alistairpooler08/01/2023
After Brown Bank I continued down the track to a wall, the up and on past the cross to the obelisk.Wheelsy06/08/2022
Came up from Threapland campsite via track from NE end of Cracoe. Easy going up to top. Grand views. Did a geocache near the summit.robphys04/07/2022
With CathyS, RobN & Luna. CCW walk with leg up to Cracoe Fell, included Embsay Crag 371m & Crookrise Crag Top 415m. From Embsay Reservoir car park.masmith31/01/2022
With MS and CS. From Embsay Reservoir. Embsay Crag, Brown Bank, Cracoe Fell, Crag Top TP and back to carpark.robertgn31/01/2022
3 of 4 on 12.4 mile hike starting at the small car park in the bend on barden road. Drive past many times first ascent for this one. Been on the radar for quite a while. Had egg mayo sandwich lunch at the memorial. Marilyn no. 56The-Z-Man01/01/2022
Circular walk from CP at Halton Mooor, taking in High Crag, Brown Bank and Cracoe Fellgaryhoney31/12/2021
Visited High Crag, Brown Bank and Cracoe Fell on Day 9 of our Yorkshire Dales Circular Walk, today from Halton Moor to Hetton, via these summits across Barden Moor. With Annette, Christine, Eric, Geoff and Steve. 17km with 450m ascent in 5h 30m.silveracorn_alan02/12/2021
From Rylstone duck pond via Rylstone CrossPeteN24/11/2021
Leading a walk with 16th Harrogate Scouts on Remembrance Sunday - stopped for a short reflection.higlett14/11/2021
On a circuit from Rylstone along the escarpment. Bit of scrambling on the outcrops provided some entertainmentRockdoctor18/09/2021
From Rylstone church up over Rylstone cross and out to the summit before returning by the same route.3 kinnears14/08/2021
14.5 miles 1915ft walk. Start at Ebsay Reservoir Skipton, to Cracoe Fell, Crook Rise Crag, Thorpe Fell, Ebsay Crags and Brown Bank, back to Ebsay Reservoir.stephenbuda13/08/2021
MC From Rylstone along the bridleway and then up to the cross and along the top. Simple route. Nice hill. Took longer than anticipated.Martin6609/07/2021
Parked in layby outside Cracoe at SD972596, walked along road a short way, then along Back Lane to Fell Lane, continuing to moor edge, then followed tracks E then S up to the Obelisk, continuing a short way SW, then descended directly down to weather station, along track back to Fell lane and returnkdbennett27/06/2021
From Embsay on circular walk, reservoir, Embsay Crag, Brown Bank, Rylstone Cross, Cracoe Fell, Thorpe Fell Top, across Barden Moor to High Crag and back to Embsay via Eastby.PeterD26/06/2021
Round from embsay reservoircjo19/06/2021
Really fine conditions today for a fun informal summer triggers meet up in the Skipton area.Alex C19/06/2021
Revisit on a trig painting tour.Dugswell219/06/2021
Walked up from Rylstone via the cross. Fab walk in glorious sunshine.Delta6819/06/2021
Walked from Eastby Church, over Embsay Crag, up from the reservoir to Rylstone Cross and up to Cracoe Fell. Warm but dull with occasional sun, very clear. With Alma Aurea.meltdiceburg13/06/2021
ELMAdonmeister10/06/2021
Rylstone - Rylstone Cross - Cracoe Fell - Cracoe - RylstoneMountainTerrier23/05/2021
from Cracoe Fell Lane. Path up goes left from gate, not direct but betterjef16/04/2021
Parked in Rylstone by the duck pond. Walked via Rylstone Cross. Path not clear or obvious on way down to Cracoe. Easy walk and local too.3Hillside07/04/2021
Back on Barden Moor again! This time with Steve, on a circular walk 18.7km long with 600m of ascent in 6 hour. Started at the car park at Embsay Reservoir and visited the cross and obelisk on Cracoe Fell, and also Crookrise Crag Top, Thorpe Fell Top and Brown Bank returning by Embsay Crag. Very clear air, with extensive views from Ingleborough to Drax Power Station; Wharfedale in front of a snowy Buckden Pike looking especially good.silveracorn_alan15/03/2021
A circular walk around Barden Moor visiting High Crag, Embsay Crag, Crag Top, Cracoe Fell and Thorpe Fell with Chris. Windy with frequent hail showers. Very wet with a slippery peat track underfoot. 21.5km with 960m ascent taking 6h50m.silveracorn_alan12/03/2021
From Cracoe village- Cracoe Fell and Thorpe Fell Top. Stunningly beautiful day- good covering of snow on the ground, sunshine and blue skies.Lazylizzie30/12/2020
Embsay Reservoir car park to the Crag Top trig, then continuing along a wall side path all the way up to the Cracoe Fell obelisk and war memorial. The crucifix en-route was an interesting diversion... love the Victorian graffiti. Then carried on to Thorpe Fell Top via path, moor and track, and Gill Beck Head, descending to the Upper Barden reservoir dam. Up to the scattered rocks of Brown Bank then across Wayshaw Bogs to Embsay Crag and back to the CP. Nice walk. 3.5 hrs.summitter26/09/2020
Parked at Embsay reservoir and headed north over Crookrise crag and the Rylstone cross to reach the memorial on the summit, a cracking walk of Seven and half mile in just over Four hours.WAYNE ROWLETT20/09/2020
From Cracoe via Fell Lane and good unmapped path.rhalstead17/09/2020
Parked by dam in Rylstone. Past the Manor House and along bridleway to Sun Moor Hill and NNE to summit.CJM21/07/2020
Solo. Parked in a lay-by on the B6265 just north of Rylstone village (SD 96926 58738). Then a clockwise round. Chapel Lane to Cracoe village. Fell Lane to Cracoe fell and then Obelisk. I was unable to locate a track from the end of Fell Lane to the Obelisk, making this section extremely difficult to walk (but it was extremely easy to navigate)! Then followed the wall to Rylstone Cross. Finally down Sun Moor Hill back to car.ADT08/07/2020
From Halton Moor. Heather bashing from 990572 but should have stayed on track until wall.Descent much easier via both reservoirs.peter4lc24/06/2020
Loop from Cracoe with Max (aged 5) and rest of Simpson family. Very hot, still, sunny day. Rounsfell14/06/2020
From Linton up to Thorpe Fell trig, across to the obelisk at Cracoe Fell, down to Cracoe and back by field paths to Linton, With Annette, Christine, Eric, Geoff and Steve. Our first walk together after lockdown. 14km with 300m ascent in 5 hours.silveracorn_alan04/06/2020
First walk in YDNP after lockdown lifted! Parked at car park at Halton Heights. Followed southern edge of moor over High Crag to Embsay Crag, then track north to Brown Bank. Continued along gravel estate road (bridleway) to SD 984 570, then turning north along track past the cross to the obelisk, from Cracoe Fell continued on by wall to next estate road and broke off to visit crumbling trig at Thorpe Fell Top. returned to car using more estate roads past the two reservoirs and up to Halton Heights. Good to be out in the Dales again! 22km with 570m ascent in 5h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan14/05/2020
Thorpe - Thorpe Fell - Cracoe Fell - Elbolton - Thorpebriandiggle06/03/2020
Parked at the lay-by N of duckpond at Rylstone. Solo. Went up to the church and then roughly SE along the bridle way to Sun Moor Hill. I left the bridle way and headed north on a path, over two stiles to the prominent cross. This is made of millstone grit. I climbed over the stile and followed the footpath on the east side of a wall to the summit of Cracoe Fell. I got a foot on the rock at the NW corner of the obelisk which is at the summit. This NW corner is the highest natural point of the hill. Returned the same way. Very misty on the high parts of the hill and very wet and muddy underfoot. It was mostly dry with a little drizzle.pwbellarby25/01/2020
Me and t'other cockwomblescockwomble24/11/2019
Parked at Embsay reservoir and ran up to Cracoe Fell then Thorpe Fell and down to Upper Barden reservoir before the pull up to Brown Bank. Then dropped down to Embsay Cray before returning to the car.Fellhugger24/11/2019