Name:Kettle Crag
Hill number:7951
Height:395m / 1296ft
Parent (Ma):2419  Pike of Blisco
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Grid ref:NY 27932 04828
Summit feature:cairn on outcrop
Col:391m  NY278047  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:obvious summit
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From near New Dungeon Ghyll on way to Pike O'Blisco.benarbia_826/04/2024
My fourth Wainwright round of Pike O'Blisco and Lingmoor Fell from the ODG. More challenging and interesting were diversions en route to Wrynose Fell (Long Crag), Blake Rigg, Kettle Crag, Side Pike, and Oakhowe Crag along the way. Quite rough and often pathless ground. So only 16 km with 1100m ascent, but it still took me 8 hours to complete. A lovely sunny morning with stunning views of Bowfell et al, but a chill with low cloud and scattered showers came in during the afternoon.silveracorn_alan05/11/2023
With Sue from ODG, Brown Howe, Cold Pike and Tops, Pike O Blisco, Kettle Crag, very cold but sunny. Return via road to pub.Frank21/11/2021
On the way down to the ODG from Pike O’Blisco. Solo. A peaceful summit in a very busy valley.Dangerous Dave09/07/2021
Possibly done beforeAlan Moore09/12/2020
Made a meal of this by attempting to proceed from cattle grid,but missing path and then faced with acres of bracken.At this time of year,main path must be best.Even then,not easy to find initial stretch of path across to the pleasant top.Worth it in the end.With Oscar.catman16/07/2020
With Catman.oscarrosie16/07/2020
1/3 From New Dungeon Ghyll, towardsPike O'Blisco, cutting off to the right to climb up the ridge onto Kettle Crag (steep and icy today). Then an easy traverse SE direction to get to Blake Rigg, cut back to Wrynose Fell Long Crag and down the path to meet the Wrynose Path road, back via Blea Tarn.nickywood130/11/2019
From the cattle grid at high pt of road. Parking for one car there. Contouring path through soaking wet bracken to join main path. Up that to 400m then contouring again in the mist. Atmospheric and a bit of a view at least form the crag. With B and R.jenx09/07/2019
From Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel car park. Short round of hills: Side Pike -> Oakhowe Crag -> Lingmoor Fell -> Kettle Crag.jonglew01/02/2019
final top of the day added to Birketts walk solocolinfielding26/11/2018
With Sue and Penny from Raw Head through fields and campsite to path nr road to cattle grid and up NE shoulder. Return same way to ODG.Frank28/09/2018
Walked up from car park at New Dungeon Ghyll with Eire.Dangerous Dave29/06/2018
Choice of paths. Either approach from the cattle grid south west of Side Pike (alt 225m) or at the northern end of the pubic footpath halfway down the hill 65m lower. The upper path can be traced through the heather as far as the Pike of Blisco track. Here turn uphill as far as the black dotted track. If ou can spot this there is a feint but developing track directly to the summit. 3.52m return, 243m ascent. 75 minutes.moorsman21/09/2017
Kettle Crag from GR: NY 28395 05378ronaldo33305/07/2017
From Side Pike via Redacre Beck. Rain and mist starting to sweep in. On to Wrynose Fell.Wycombe Wanderer01/07/2017
From Blake Rigg contouring steep ground and crags.Eddie22/02/2017
A strange day emotionally being as this was my last day on the hills before my 60th birthday in a few days time. Six new DoBh summits in the bag on a wet and dreary day. So how do i fare for over 45 years of bashing the hills? Lots of aches and pains, especially when i try to get out of the car after driving home. Knees ok but the occasional twinge, niggles away. Arthritis in my ankles can make walking on stony ground quite painful. Fitness has dropped but i do like my beer and food. Having said that a five hour round trip today over difficult ground so things can't be that bad! Heres to the next decade and many more summits.thenomad10/01/2017
Detour en route to P'oB. Odd that Tim Synge selected this spot for his top - point at NY 27778 04752, 150m SW is 15m higher with more prominenceCrib Goch26/11/2016
From Dungeon Ghyll.trimarc217/10/2016
From foot of Wrynose via Blea Tarn. Awkward to get to across the slope. Fantastic spot lovely waterfalls and crags great top and views. With Billy and Alfredomick04/08/2016
From Stickle Ghyll NT CP via Wall EndAnduril05/07/2016
1st top of 19 on an epic 4th leg of my improvised Bob Graham's round from the New Dungeon Ghyll hotel taling a footpath over the flanks of Side Pike and then the footpath upto Pike o' Blisco but veering off not long after it crosses a nice stream. Traversed across till then up till gully diminished and then very easy till top. Great views. Fantastic spot. Harder going to climb up and around back to main footpath.Dazingdale09/06/2016
From Sticklebarn. Brown Howe, Pike of Blisco, Wrynose Fell, Blake Rigg, Kettle Crag, Side Pike and Lingmoor Fell.AlunRees3103/09/2015
From Sticklebarn. Brown Howe, Pike of Blisco, Wrynose Fell, Blake Rigg, Kettle Crag, Side Pike and Lingmoor Fell.Alunrees3303/09/2015
R Richard Tait11/04/2015
Worth a detour on direct ascent of Pike O'Bliscopeebs17/09/2014
With Jo, circular walk from ODG: Kettle Crag (diversion from Wall End path), Pike of Blisco, Brown Howe, returning along Oxendale. Weather; high cloud, warm, good visibility.amblerbob30/05/2014
Lingmoor Fell, Side Pike, Kettle Crag, Pike of Bliscokeithouk05/01/2014
exact date in Aug 08 tbcChris Pearson01/08/2006
On first ascent of Bowfell, back over crinkles and then Pike O'Blisco before back to start in Langdalenordicstar01/07/1987
On way back to Blea Tarn road from Pike o'Blisco on snowy windy day.Aye Jimmy02/02/1986
Scott Morley 8623/03/2024
Michael Hood23/09/2022
Jill Robertson12/10/2021
Andy West23/07/2019
Alan Caine23/03/2019