Tarn Crag

Tarn Crag

Far Eastern Lake District

Route: Grey Crag and Tarn Crag

Area: Far Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 27th September 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 6.3 miles

Ascent: 1,700 feet

It’s been 10 years since I was last here. A 100 mile round trip from our home in the North West lakes explains why. These are very inaccessible fells

The remote nature of this area has the benefit of being peaceful and quiet. In 3 hours walking, I didn’t see another soul and looking back on my notes it was exactly the same all those years ago

I started the walk at Sadgill, which is where the narrow road along Longsleddale ends. The climbing started immediately, and thanks to some long awaited sunshine, it was T shirt weather for the rest of the way. After reaching the top of Grey Crag I made my way across to Tarn Crag across desolate, juicy and sometimes pathless terrain

The descent from Tarn Crag was easy and I joined the drover’s road which took me back down the valley to Sadgill.

I’d really enjoyed the walk and was glad I’d made the effort to come all this way

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