Great Crag

Great Crag

Central Lake District

Route: Great Crag

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 29th November 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 5.5 miles

Ascent: 1,600 feet

We parked in Rosthwaite and crossed over Stonethwaite Beck, taking the track to Watendlath. It was easy going with good views back over Borrowdale

Before reaching Watendlath we turned off the main track in the direction on Great Crag. This is real wilderness country, very remote and wild. The gloomy weather and high wind added to the atmosphere

The top of the fell was easily reached and we then descended to meet the main track leading back into Borrowdale. A very steep section down a slippery rock staircase slowed us down – a fall here would have been painful so we trod with great care

Once back to valley level we joined the Cumbria Way which followed the course of Stonethwaite Beck back into Rosthwaite. We thoroughly enjoyed this walk in the wilderness

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