Castle Crag

Overview
Height: 951 Feet - 290 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 249 159
Area: North Western
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Six
Even today one man in possession , armed with a stick, could prevent its occupation by others whatever their number, there being one strategic point, (the place of access to the top) where passage upward is restricted to single file traffic. Authorities agree that there was once a fort here, probably early British, but it needs a trained eye to trace any earthworks - which in any case, must of been serverely disturbed by an old quarry that has cut a big slice out of the summit and, be it noted, constitutes an unprotected danger.
 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Castle Crag from Rosthwaite.

Castle Crag summit together with World War One Memorial

 

There are 3 walks to choose from including Castle Crag

The Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 22 Eagle Crag to Castle Crag via Greenup Edge

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8th July 2016
ASCENT: 3,643 Feet - 1,112 Meters
MILES: 14.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Eagle Crag - Sergeant's Crag - UIlscarf - Great Crag - Grange Fell - Eagle Crag
ROUTE: Stonethwaite - Greenup Gill - Eagle Crag - Sergeants Crag - Long Crag - Greenup Edge - Ullscarth - High Saddle - Low Saddle - Dock Tarn - Great Crag - Top of Puddingstone Bank - Grange Fell - Puddingstone Bank -Rosthwaite - River Derwent - New Bridge - Castle Crag Lingy Bank - River Derwent - Rosthwaite - B5289 - Stonethwaite
 

Cat Bells & Castle Crag from Portinscale

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6th August 2013
ASCENT: 2,753 Feet 839 Meters
MILES: 14.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Cat Bells – Castle Crag
ROUTE: Portinscale – Nichol End – Fawepark – Skelgill Bank – Cat Bells – Hause Gate – Manesty – Grange – Allerdale Ramble – Castle Crag – Cumbrian Way – Rosthwaite – Puddingstone Bank – Watendlath – Road to Ashness Bridge – Ashness Wood – Surprise View – Ashness Bridge – Ashness Jetty – Calfclose Bay – Friars Crag – Keswick – Moot Hall – Stormwater Bridge – Portinscale
 

Castle Crag

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5th March 2010
ASCENT: 951 Ft  290 Mtrs
MILES: 2.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Castle Crag
ROUTE:  
 

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