Bannerdale Crags

Overview
Height: 2,241 Feet - 683 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 335 290
Area: Northern
Group: BLE
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Five

The most direct route and the one recommended, is that via the easy ridge – the obvious key to the ascent of the mile long escarpment. Towards the end this becomes a grand scramble in an impressive situation – a bit of real mountaineering.


 

Map and Photo Gallery

 


Bannerdale Crags east ridge.

Bannerdale Crags,

Bannerdale Crags and Bannerdale Crags east ridge.

Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags secondry summit cairn.

 

There are 10 walks to choose from including Bannerdale Crags

Walking the Birketts, Bannerdale Horseshoe

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18th August 2018
ASCENT: 2,201 Feet - 671 Metres
MILES: 7
BIRKETTS: 4, Bowscale Fell East Top - Bowscale Fell - Bannerdale Crags - Souther Fell
ROUTE: Mungrisdale - Bowscale Fell East Top - Bowscale Fell - Top of Bannerdale Crags - Bannerdale Crags - White Horse Bent - River Glenderamackin - Mousthwaite Comb - Souther Fell South Top - Souther Fell Mungrisdale
 

Blencathra from Mungrisdale

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5th February 2017
ASCENT: 2,850 Feet - 869 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: Bannerdale Crags - Blencathra - Souther Fell
ROUTE: Mungrisdale - River Glenderamackin - Bannerdale Crags East Ridge - Bannerdale Crags - Atkinson Pike - Blencathra - Scales Fell - Top of Mousethwaite Comb - Souther Fell - Low Beckside - Mungrisdale
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks Walk 27 - The Back O'Blencathra

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16th August 2016
ASCENT: 4,805 Feet - 1,465 Meters
MILES: 16.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Carrock Fell - High Pike (Caldbeck) - Bowscale Fell - Bannerdale Crags - Mungrisdale Common - Blencathra - Souther Fell
ROUTE: Mungrisdale - Mosedale - Further Gill Syke - Carrock Fell - Miton Hill - High Pike (Caldbeck) - Cumbrian Way - Grainsgill Beck - River Caldew - Bowscale Fell north ridge - Bowscale Fell - Bannerdale Crags - Glederamackin Col - Mungrisdale Common - Blencathra - Scales Fell - Top of Mousthwaite Comb - Souther Fell - Mosedale
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 26 -Blencathra and Neighbours

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5th September 2015
ASCENT: 4,600 Feet - 1,403 Meters
MILES: 13.6
SUMMITS OVER 2'000Ft: 6, Blencathra (Halls Fell Top) - Knowe Crags - Bowscale Fell (NY 333 305) - Bowscale Fell (NY 340 310) - Bannerdale Crags (NY 329 296) - Bannerdale Crags (NY 336 290)
ROUTE: Threlkeld - near Gategill Farm - Hall's Fell - Hall's Fell Ridge - Blencathra - Scales Fell - Scales Tarn - Blencathra - Knowe Crags - Blencathra summit Tarn - Atkinson Pike - Glenderamackin Col - Bowscale Fell - Bannerdale Crags - River Glenderamackin - top of Mousthwaite Combe - Scaley Beck - Diddick Gill - Gategill Farm - Threlkeld
 

Bowscale Fell to Souther Fell from Mungrisdale


4th October 2014
ASCENT: 2,200 Feet – 671 Meters
MILES: 7.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Bowscale Fell – Bannerdale Crags – Souther Fell
ROUTE: Mungrisdale – Bowscale Fell East Ridge – Bowscale Fell – Bannerdale Crags – White Horse Bent – River Glenderamackin – Top of Mousthwaite Comb – Souther Fell – Mungrisdale
 

Bannerdale Crags east ridge & the Halls Fell ridge


21st April 2014
ASCENT: 2,700 Feet – 823 Meters
MILES: 7.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Bannerdale Crags – Blencathra
ROUTE: Scales – Mousthwaite Combe – River Glederamackin – White Horse Bent – Bannerdale Crags East Ridge – Bannerdale Crags – Atkinson Pike – Blencathra (Halls Fell Top) – Hall’s Fell Ridge – Path Above Doddick Back To Scales – Scales
 

The Mungrisdale Fells

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19th October 2013
ASCENT: 1,942 Feet, 592 Meters
MILES: 9.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Souther Fell – Bannerdale Crags – Bowscale Fell
ROUTE: Mungrisdale – Low Beckside – Souther Fell – Mousthwaite Comb – River Glenderamackin – White Horse Bent – Bannerdale Crags – Bowscale Fell – Tarn Crags – Bowscale Tarn – Bowscale (Hamlet) – Mungrisdale
 

The Old Crown Round

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27th April 2013
ASCENT: 7,204 Feet  2,195 Metres
MILES: 25.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Carrock Fell – Bowscale Fell – Bannerdale Crags – Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common – Skiddaw – Great Calva – Knott – High Pike
ROUTE: Hesket Newmarket – Carrock Beck Ford – Carrock Fell – Mosedale – Bowscale Fell – Bannerdale Crags – Foul Crags – Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common – The Stake – Skiddaw House – Sale How – Skiddaw – Blake Hill – Hare Crag – Dash Beck – Great Calva – Top of Hause Gill – Knott – Great Lingy Hill – Iron Crag – High Pike – Low Pike – How Beck – Wood Hall – Hesket Newmarket
 

Souther Fell & the Bannerdale East Ridge

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8th September 2012
ASCENT: 2,360Ft, 719 Metres
MILES: 8.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Souther Fell, Bannerdale Crags & Bowscale Fell
ROUTE: Inn – Souther Fell – River Glenderamackin – Bannerdale Crags East Ridge – Bannerdale Crags – Bowscale Fell – Tarn Crags – Bowscale Tarn – Bowscale Township – Mungrisdale Village – Mill Inn
 

The Bannerdale Round

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31st October 2010
ASCENT: 2,560Ft, 780 Mtrs
MILES: 8.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3 Souther Fell, Bannerdale Crags & Bowscale Fell
ROUTE:  
 

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