Bannerdale Crags

Overview
Height: 2,241 Feet - 683 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 335 290
Area: Northern
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 9 walks to choose from including Bannerdale Crags

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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