Dow Crag

Overview
Height: 2,555 Feet - 778 Metres
Grid Ref: SD 262 977
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

This route, although steep and loose, leads directly to the ridge above all difficulties. Climbers often use this as a quick way down, and it is comfortably within the capacity of most walkers. Lacking a name, but deserving one, SOUTH RAKE is suggested.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

 

Dow Crag, Buck Pike and Goat's Water seen over Goat's Hawse.

Dow Crag from The Cove.

The Stretcher Box below Dow Crag 'B' Buttress.

Dow Crag 'A and B' Buttresses.

Dow Crag South Rake.

Easy Gully, accessed via The South Rake (not a walkers route)

Dow Crag over Goat's Hawse.

Dow Crag with the Scafell range in the distance.

Dow Crag rugged summit.

 

There are 9 walks to choose from including Dow Crag

Late afternoon on Dow Crag South Rake

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8th April 2017
ASCENT: 2,630 Feet - 802 Metres
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Boo Tarn - The Cove - Goats Water - Dow Crag South Rake - Dow Crag - Goats Hawse - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Brim Fell Rake - Raven Tor - Low Water - Fell Gate
 

Dow Crag South Rake, Coniston Old Man and Brim Fell after work

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14th May 2016
ASCENT: 2,630 Feet - 802 Meters
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Boo Tarn - The Cove - Goats Water - Dow Crag South Rake - Dow Crag - Goats Hawse - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Brim Fell Rake - Raven Tor - Low Water - Fell Gate
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 4 The Coniston Fells

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28th February 2016
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet - 1,372 Meters
MILES: 12.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Dow Crag - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Grey Friar - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Wetherlam
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Walna Scar Road - Cove Bridge - Brown Pike - Buck Pike - Dow Crag - Goat's Hawse - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Levers Hawse - Swirl Band - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl How - Prison Band - Swirl Hawse - Red Dell Moss - Wetherlam - Black Sails Ridge - Levers Water - Boulder Valley - Walna Scar Road - Fell Gate
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 3 -The Coniston Fells

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13th March 2015
ASCENT: 4,084 Feet - 1,245 Meters
MILES: 14.1
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Wetherlam - Wetherlam south cairn - Black Sails - Swirl How - Great Cars - Grey Friar - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Dow Crag - Brown Pike - Walna Scar - White Maide
ROUTE: Coniston - Sun Hotel - Miners Bridge - Lad Stones - Wetherlam - Black Sails - Swirl Hawse - Prison Band - Swirl How - Great Carrs - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Goats Hawse - Dow Crag - Buck Pike - Brown Pike - Walna Scar - White Maiden - Walna Scar Road - Cove Bridge - Little Arrow Moor - Fell Gate - Sun Hotel - Coniston
 

Late afternoon on Dow Crag via the South Rake


26th July 2014
ASCENT: 2,630 Feet 802 Meters
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Fell Gate – Boo Tarn – The Cove – Goat’s Water – Dow Crag South Rake – Dow Crag – Goats Hawse – Coniston Old Man – Brim Fell – Brim Fell Rake – Raven Tor – Low Water – Fell Gate
 

Buck Pike to Brim Fell via Blind Tarn


12th April 2014
ASCENT: 2,560 Feet – 780 Meters
MILES: 6.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag – Coniston Old Man – Brim Fell
ROUTE: Fellgate – Boo Tarn – Walna Sca Pass – Blind Tarn – Buck Pike – Dow Crag – Goats Hawse – Coniston Old Man – Brim Fell – Brim Fell Rake – Low Water – Fellgate
 

Summer Solstice on Dow Crag South Rake

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21st June 2013
ASCENT: 2,627 Feet, 801 Metres
MILES: 5.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Dow Crag
ROUTE: Walna Scar Road – Boo Tarn – The Cove – Goat’s Water – Dow Crag South Rake – Dow Crag – Goats Hawse – Walna Scar Road
 

Dow Crag via the South Rake

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3rd May 2012
ASCENT: 2,627 Feet, 801 Metres
MILES: 5.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Walna Scar Road – Boo Tarn – The Cove – Goat’s Water – Dow Crag South Rake – Dow Crag – Goats Hawse – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man – Coniston South Ridge –Boo Tarn – Walna Scar Road
 

A Furness Epic

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13th November 2010
ASCENT: 3,600 Ft, 1,097 Mtrs
MILES: 9.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Cars & Grey Friar
ROUTE:  
 

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