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Castle Crag from Honister Pass

Castle Crag from Honister Pass


Postby canisp » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:00 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Castle Crag

Date walked: 20/06/2011

Time taken: 6

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 200m

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Hill done - Castle Crag
OS Landranger map No 89 or 90
Start - parking area, Grid Ref 231136
Distance walked 7 km’s
Height Gain 200 metre’s
20 June 2011


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A short distance after leaving the car i picked up a path that is or joins the Alladale Ramble which passes north of Castle Crag.

First view of Castle Crag with King’s How to its right
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First view of Castle Crag, zoomed with King’s How to the right
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Castle Crag
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Castle Crag with King’s How on the right
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Looking back along the path to Great End (upper centre)
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Around 247157 looking north
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At 247156 this path was left and after a wander to take a few photos i found myself at the foot of the slate heap. A steep but short ascent brought me to a flatter area followed by a less steep ascent to the summit. The views were stunning and of the two hours i spent on the summit most of it was sat looking north to Skiddaw.

At the foot of the steep ascent of the slate heap
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From the summit of Castle Crag looking to Skiddaw
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From the summit of Castle Crag looking to Skiddaw
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From the summit of Castle Crag looking to Skiddaw
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From the summit of Castle Crag looking to Skiddaw
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From the summit of Castle Crag looking to Skiddaw
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From the summit of Castle Crag looking to Skiddaw
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A slow stroll was had back to the car with a detour to High Doat at 246144, Castle Crag may be the lowest Wainwright but its gained a place in the top five of my favourite Wainwrights.

Looking down onto the top of the slate heap
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On top of the slate heap looking south east to Stonethwaite
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Looking down the steep slate heap
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Castle Crag
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Castle Crag
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A last look to Castle Crag from High Doat around 246144
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Re: Castle Crag from Honister Pass

Postby ndhudson » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:07 pm

Stunning...absolutely idyllic!
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Re: Castle Crag from Honister Pass

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:14 pm

Small is beautiful :lol:
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