Dove Crag routes

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By chaddy on 25/10/17 at 4:45pm

Looking to climb Dove Crag at the weekend with my lad is it safe. He's done snowdon, scafell, High Raise, Red screes. Just struggling to find routes to take with him. Whats this cave all about as well..

By beth on 25/10/17 at 8:01pm

I'm assuming you mean the Dove Crag above Ambleside on the way to Fairfield, with the Priest's Hole halfway up the face.

You asked if it's safe. If you really want to go to the Priest's Hole, then no. You need to visit it with someone who knows the route. Stray and you can find yourself on dangerous ground. People have slipped off and MRT then have the task of retrieving a body.

The Fairfield Horseshoe goes over the top of Dove Crag, but I think you are looking for something with some interest and a bit of a scramble?

I suggest in that case:

Hope this gives you some ideas.

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