Crinkle Crags - Long Top

Also known as:Second Crinkle
Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County:Cumbria
Country:England
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Height:859m
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY248048         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:cairn - photo
Notes:North cairn is higher than South cairn
Daylight:dawn 06:46, sunrise 07:23, sunset 17:29, dusk 18:05
External links:Wikipedia

view on a bigger map


Crinkle Crags - Long Top
Crinkle Crags - Long Top


Part of Crinkle Crags above Langdale. There are five crinkles, this being the second crinkle going north on the ridge. The 'bad step' on the way from first crinkle can be avoided by traversing left and continuing up the obvious grass rake.

In mist it is atmospheric, you could easily imagine Gollum (Lord of the Rings) popping out from behind a rock! 'Hurry Hobbitssss...'!

Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks:

... or, if you've walked it already, why not log on or register and record your walk?

Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: samross, adgl, DukeNukem, PaulG1952, goth_angel, gallowshill (x3), Suecash, hillbilly, domusmantell, Strangerclur, Sylwia J Kociemba, anthbowles, peterb (x4), Stoney, kierandol, sammc, mrjbrister, motley 55 (x3), john09cw, On The Rivet, pistolrider, drsylvester68, JamieL, Chris the rambler, fidds, CarlandHay, Mikew92, Carolwildbird, CARLOS (x3), dsutton101, Ginty, AGJ64, walsh581, Susanna, beth, i2am2no2man, Andy Duff, Shortnick, digby, Lancashire Lad, gbh (twice), shivtc@yahoo.co.uk, sarahb1985, and gerard.hurst.

In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:

If you need accommodation we have details of 13 properties offering rooms near Crinkle Crags - Long Top. Here are some examples:

3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£350-668 per week
7.3km (4.5 miles) away, sleeps 2
3 Visit England Assessed

8.0km (4.9 miles) away
4 Tourist Board Assessed Cottage
£298-747 per week
5.4km (3.3 miles) away, sleeps 4

Photo by Elizabeth Oldham and is our copyright. For more information about this photo, including on copyright, see the photo's home page.

WalkLakes recognises that hill walking, or walking in the mountains, is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.