Scar Crags

Details
Grid Ref NY 208 206
Height 2,205 ft

Some would say that Scar Crags isn't really anything more than the ridge of ground linking Causey Pike and Sail. Perhaps they're right, , , who knows. Personally, I can't be bothered with the ridicules discussions people have about places needing to qualify and meet certain criteria to be called a mountain (fell). It would be easy to sit in the house analysing the fells out of existence, but what's the point in that. I much prefer to get my boots on and go for a walk on them.

Whatever your views of Scar Crags it makes for some good fell walking, whether it be the main aim of a walk or if it's included on a walk taking in other fells in the area. For a great half day walk, Scar Crags slots in nicely with a walk which also takes in Causey Pike, Outerside and Barrow. This group of four fells can be walked using so many different interlinking routes you'd hardly ever need to do the same walk more than once.

 
Location maps
 
 

Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Newlands Valley Road - Stonycroft Gill - High Moss - Scar Crags
2.6 mile / approx 1800 ft ascent
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I've definitely used this route more times as a descent than an ascent, but that's just the way it's worked out rather than through any preferences. This really is an easy route to follow with a good track leading you from the road, to the low point between Sail and Scar Crags. Then it's a simply case of turning left and walking up to the summit.

Route suggestion: Rigg Beck quarry - Rigg Beck - Scar Crags
2.4 mile / approx 1600 ft ascent
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I suppose this could be described as the connoisseurs route to or indeed from Scar Crags. While the other side of the fell and it's neighbours are attracting crowds of summer visitors, the Rigg Beck valley, as a certain Mr Summiteer would say, generally has a very low "greetings count".

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Looking to Scar Crags from Causey Pike

Scar Crags summit

 

 

 

 

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 20

27th August 2016
  Rannerdale Knotts to Barrow 11.1 mile 4800 ft
Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Whiteless Breast - Whiteless Pike - Saddle Gate - Whiteless Edge - Wandope - Wandope Moss - Grasmoor - Eel Crag - Crag Hill - The Scar - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Bsrrow - Braithwaite Lodge - Braithwaite
 

23rd June 2016
  Grisedale Pike then lots of other fells 12 mile About 5000 ft
Just above Braithwaite - Kinn - Sleet How - Grisedale Pike - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Coledale Hause - Grasmoor - Wandope Moss - Wandope - Crag Hill - The Scar - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - Coledale Beck - back to the car
 

9th April 2016
  Barrow to Causey Pike 8.7 mile About 3200 ft
Newlands Valley - Barrow north ridge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stile End - Low Moss - Outerside - High Moss - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley
 

13th December 2014
  Causey Pike and Scar Crags from Braithwaite 7 mile 2300 ft
Braithwaite - High Coledale - Barrow Door - High Moss - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Low Moss - Stile End - High Coledale - Braithwaite
 

12th October 2013
  Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow 6.3 mile 2500 ft
Newlands Valley road - Stonycroft Gill - Rowling End - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - Barrow Door - Barrow - Barrow north ridge - Newlands Valley road
 

13th April 2013
  Grisedale Pike to Outerside 10 mile 3800 ft
Revelin Moss - Grisedale Gill - Sleet How - Grisedale Pike - Coledale Hause - Grasmoor - Wandope Moss - Wandope - Crag Hill - The Scar - Sail - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Coledale Beck - car park above Braithwaite
 

20th January 2013
  Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow 7.3 mile 2300 ft
Newlands Valley road - Stonycroft Gill - High Moss - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - Barrow Door - Barrow - Barrow north ridge - Newlands Valley road
 

2nd September 2011
  Causey Pike to Ard Crags 5.8 mile 2500 ft
Newlands Valley - Stoneycroft - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - top of Rigg Beck - Ard Crags - Aikin Knott - Rigg Beck - Newlands Valley road
 

28th November 2010
  Scar Crags, Causey Pike and Outerside 7.6 mile 2300 ft
Braithwaite - Coledale - Birkthwaite Beck - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - High Coledale - Braithwaite
 

27th August 2010
  Causey Pike, Scar Crags and Rigg Beck 5.7 mile 2050 ft
Stoneycroft - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Rigg Beck - Newlands Valley road - Stoneycroft
 

26th April 2009
  Causey Pike and Scar Crags 4.3 mile 1980 ft
Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Stoneycroft Gill - Stoneycroft
 

5th October 2008
  High level and low level - Grisedale Pike to Scar Crags and Newlands Valley 12.2 mile 4400 ft
Whinlatter Pass - Kin - Sleet How - Grisedale Pike - Coledale Hause - Grasmoor - Wandope - Crag Hill - The Scar - Sail - Scar Crags - Hish Moss - Stoneycroft Gill path - Stair - Newlands Valley - Little Braithwaite - Braithwaite - Whinlatter Pass
 

27th July 2008
  What a scorcher for a walk from Causey Pike to Barrow 7.1 mile 2550 ft
Uzzicar - Stoneycroft Gill - High Moss - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Barrow Door - Barrow - above Braithwaite Lodge - Newlands Valley Road - Uzzicar
 

6th January 2008
  A quartet of fells above Newlands Valley - Causey Pike to Barrow 6.3 mile 2650 ft
Uzzicar Farm - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Long Comb - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Barrow Door - Barrow - Newlands Valley - Uzzicar Farm
 

4th February 2007
  Cloud inversions from Causey Pike to Barrow 6 mile 2660 ft
Newlands Valley - Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Stile End - Barrow - Newlands Valley
 

11th June 2006
  Stoneycroft to Crummock Water via Causey Pike, Rannerdale Knotts and everything in between. 6.3 mile 3606 ft
Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Sail - Crag Hill - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Rannerdale Knotts - Hause Point
 

25th March 2006
  Make it up as you go along on four fells above Braithwaite. 7.3 mile 2864 ft
Braithwaite - Barrow - Stile End - Outerside - High Moss - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Barrow Door - Braithwaite
 

9th October 2005
  Four fells above Braithwaite. 5 mile 2490 ft
Stoneycroft - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Stile End - Barrow - Stoneycroft
 

8th October 2004
  Eleven North Western fells. 13.9 mile 6617 ft
Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Sail - Crag Hill - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Grasmoor - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Outerside - Barrow
 

13th September 2003
  Causey Pike to Barrow. 5.2 mile 2428 ft
Langstrath Beck - Stoneycroft - Stoneycroft Gill - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Barrow
 



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