Dove Crag

Overview
Height: 2,603 Feet 792 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 374 104
Area: Eastern
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: One

Dove Crag is a mountain of sharp contrast. To the east its finest aspect, it presents a scarred and rugged face, a face full of character and interest. Here in small compass, is a tangle of rough country.

 

Map and Photo Gallery


Dove Crag seen over Bakestones Moss.

Dove Crag (far right) as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe.

Dove Crag summit cairn.

 

There are 7 walks to choose from including Dove Crag

Dove Crag via the Dovedale Valley

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8th October 2017
ASCENT: 2,583 Feet - 787 Metres
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dove Crag - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd
ROUTE: Cow Bridge - Brothers Water - Hartsop Hall - Dovedale - Houndshope Cove - Priest Hole - Dove Crag - High Bakestones - Bakestones Moss - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Hartsop Hall - Brothers Water - Cow Bridge
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks Walk 28 - A Scandale Skyline from Cow Bridge

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18th August 2016
ASCENT: 4,932 Feet - 1,504 Meters
MILES: 12.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Hartsop Dodd - Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Dove Crag - Hart Crag - Hartsop above How
ROUTE: Hartsop - Hartsop Dodd - Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) - John Bell's Banner - St Raven's Edge - Kirkstone Pass - Red Screes - Smallthwaite Band - Middle Dodd - Top of Caiston Beck - Scandale Pass - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Black Brow - Bakestones Moss - Dove Crag - Hart Crag - Hartsop above How - Gale Crag - Low Wood - Cow Bridge - Hartsop
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 3 The Fairfield Horseshoe

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14th February 2016
ASCENT: 4,436 Feet - 1'352 Meters
MILES: 13
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike
ROUTE: Pelter Bridge - A591 - Rydal Mount - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Greenhead Gill - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - Low Sweden Copice - Rydal Park - Rydal Mount - A591 - Pelter Bridge
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 17 -The Fairfield Horseshoe

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20th June 2015
ASCENT: 3,558 Feet - 1,085 Metres
MILES: 11.3
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: 10, Dove Crag - Hart Crag - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Rydal Fell (NY 356 095) - Rydal Fell (NY 356 093) Rydal Fell (NY 356 092) - Rydal Fell (NY 356 091) - Erne Crag - Heron Pike
ROUTE: Miller Bridge – Rothay Park – Ambleside – Nook Lane - Nook End Farm - Low Sweden Bridge - Low Pike - High Pike – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Link Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Erne Crag - Nab Scar – Rydal Hall – Rydal Park – Scandale Bridge – Ambleside – Miller Bridge
 

An alternative Fairfield Horseshoe

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29th November 2014
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet – 1,372 Meters
MILES: 13.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Red Screes – Little Hart Crag – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar
ROUTE: Miller Bridge – Rothay Park – Ambleside – Kirkstone Road – Snarker Pike – Red Screes – Scandale Pass – Little Hart Crag – Bakestones Moss – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Link Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar – Rydal Hall – Rydal Park – Scandale Bridge – Ambleside – Miller Bridge
 

The Fairfield Horseshoe

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28th May 2011
ASCENT: 3,420 Feet
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike (Scandale) & Low Pike
ROUTE:  
 

The Dovedale Horseshoe

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15th August 2010
ASCENT: 2,760 Ft 841 Mtrs
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag High Hartsop Dodd
ROUTE:  
 

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