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Iron Crag, Caw Fell and Haycock

Iron Crag, Caw Fell and Haycock

Postby andy63 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:01 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Caw Fell, Haycock

Hewitts included on this walk: Haycock, Iron Crag

Date walked: 25/08/2015

Time taken: 6.5

Distance: 21.3 km

Ascent: 860m

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Quite a long drive to get to the start of this walk as it's in the far west of Cumbria - so far west I got a message on my phone from EE saying 'welcome to the Isle of Man.'Navigation wasn't too difficult, although at one point I took a wrong turn and ended up on a muddy chewed-up forest path instead of the good path which runs further up the hill.The path goes quite close to the summits of Grike and Crag Hill - I didn't bother with these as I'd done them before.
In between Crag Hill and Iron Crag there's a short section where it gets very muddy. Once you've got past that it's just a matter of following a wall which goes for several miles along the ridge, all the way up to Haycock and beyond.
Iron Crag summit is on the 'wrong' side of the wall. I visited it on the way back, crossing the wall by a little stone stile near where it joins another wall.
Unfortunately I didn't get to see the view from Haycock as it was covered in cloud, although further down towards the coast it was bright and sunny.

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Wrong way

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Caw Fell from Iron Crag

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Caw Fell summit

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Little Gowder Crag

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Haycock summit

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Wall crossing

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Iron Crag summit

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Isle of Man

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A brief glimpse of Ennerdale Water (and Scotland)

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Re: Iron Crag, Caw Fell and Haycock

Postby ChrisW » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:38 am

That's a good wander Andy and a fair drive to get there (almost to the Isle of Man :lol: ) Glad you got to see a little sunshine at least, even it it didn't come until late in the day :wink:
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