Dow Crag

Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 96, 97 Landranger
Grid Ref:SD262977         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Daylight:dawn 05:41, sunrise 06:19, sunset 20:07, dusk 20:45

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Dow Crag and Goats Water
Dow Crag and Goats Water

A popular climbing venue, its precipitous eastern flanks drop down to Goats Water and is overlooked by The Old Man.

It lies north of the Walna Scar summit, and can be walked from the car park at the end of the tarmac road.

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: @woody, (x3), adgl, AGJ64, ahampson (twice), AngieC, Basil, beckylindeman, beth, Bilberry, Biscuits17, bryanatk, CarlandHay, CARLOS, Carolwildbird, CEW, chloealina, Chris the rambler, chrisandbex, chrisfry35 (x6), Cowles, DANE2766, Danrobinson, darby1963, Darrenh, Daz Graham, dbirch (twice), digby, distantecho, domusmantell, drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem, duncbarnes, Econ, Ejuk, fellwalker68, fidds (twice), filthymanc, fizzerfox (twice), Floydian1, frothyraptor, gallowshill (twice), GaryR, gbh, geordiegary, gerard.hurst, Gillian7660, gilly_3886, Ginty, gossy251, Hannahfw, Harter hod carrier, hillbilly, Hubbards, ianjhardie, iggsypoo, ja5ca, James82 (twice), JamieL, jegger, Jennie, Jesspeace, jezsheona, JimRiley, john09cw, JulesMC, Kanianne, Lancashire Lad (x4), Lenny0018, Luizawoods, mariablky, MarjWatson, markhallam, McLeish, mikedowsett, Mikew92, navdave (twice), neil_h, On The Rivet, Paperballpark, peterb (x3), Peterfishwick, rjlawless, RuslandRambler (twice), s.lee90, Samndigger, samross, Scuba6936, sgrice56, shane1974,, spookyfish, springfishblue, StevetheRover (x3), Strangerclur, Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba (twice), TonyRogerson, Traverse, vinmac, vonnieflossy1, walsh581 (twice), Westcoasthiker , and wolfgangb.

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

If you need accommodation we have details of 32 properties offering rooms near Dow Crag. Here are some examples:

4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£421-2241 per week
4.1km (2.6 miles) away, sleeps 2
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£804-4573 per week
3.9km (2.4 miles) away, sleeps 8
3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£403-2675 per week
4.1km (2.6 miles) away, sleeps 6

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