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Grey Crag and Tarn Crag with a detour to Harrop Pike

Grey Crag and Tarn Crag with a detour to Harrop Pike


Postby harpist » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:03 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Grey Crag, Tarn Crag (Far Eastern Fells)

Hewitts included on this walk: Grey Crag, Tarn Crag

Date walked: 30/09/2013

Time taken: 4.5

Distance: 10 km

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Back on the higher fells after a year of injuries :clap: ! We continue with our aim to complete the Wainwrights with a tour of the more remote, boggy and less scenic Wainwrights we left out before.

We parked at Sadgill and followed Wainwright's route up Great Howe. After a steep climb up a field and rocky gully you reach open moorland and an easy path to the top of Grey Crag. From there we took a detour to Harrop Pike to the east (there were some boggy bits to cross despite the dry summer) before heading to Tarn Crag. We chose the longer descent from Tarn Crag to be kinder to the knees, heading for Mosedale to the north and turning west to the Gatescarth Pass road before the ridge started to ascend to Branstree. We headed back to Sadgill down the Gatescarth Road in the late afternoon sun 8)

A quiet corner of Lakeland! We saw two people in the distance but met nobody. This is a walk for a fine day when the sun lights up the grasses. On a grey or wet day it would be a dull trudge in places.
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Re: Grey Crag and Tarn Crag with a detour to Harrop Pike

Postby nigheandonn » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:35 am

I was up there on Saturday, and met 4 people all at once on the summit of Grey Crag, which was a bit of a shock as I only met two others all day :)
(One coming down Harrop Pike towards the Shap Fells as I was going up, and one between Branstree and Selside Pike.)

It was a bit soggy in places, but I liked the wide openness.
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Re: Grey Crag and Tarn Crag with a detour to Harrop Pike

Postby harpist » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:35 pm

Glad you enjoyed it. We are heading for Branstree tomorrow.
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Wainwrights:202   
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