3rd April 2007

And evening walk up Green Crag


Walk Overview
Time 16.50 to 18.40
Duration 1 hr 50 min
Distance 4.9 mile
Ascent 1200 ft
Walking with On my own
Birker Fell Road - Great Worm Crag - White Moss - Green Crag - White How - Great Worm Crag - Birker Fell Road
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Birker Fell Road (Winds Gate catle grid)

The reason for parking here was for quick access to the fellside around the Green Crag area. It isn't somewhere I'd normally set off from and to be honest I don't think I've ever seen any one else parked here.


Route Map

The view up to the strangely named Great Worm Grag, taken at the start of the walk.

When I've walked here in the past this area has always been, to say the least, a bit wet under foot. The driest route seems to be the more direct and steeper one which cuts across Freeze Beck, rather than continuing along the wall from the start of the walk and onto the flatter ground.

Great Worm Crag summit.

And from the smaller cairn on the summit, looking across to Caw.

Harter Fell seen between two of the many rocky tops near Green Crag.

A close up of Bow Fell.

They look much bigger than they actually are, but these cleverly balanced stones gave a nice silhouette on Green Crag summit.

The view cross to the more southern, of the southern fells. The furthest being Black Combe and the pointed one in the middle of the photo is The Pike.

Looking back to Green Crag and the row of rocky tops along its short ridge.

Caw on the left and Stickle Pike on the right, taken from White How.

And the view to Harter Fell from the same spot.

Looking back across the moorland to White How.

Although almost all walking done in this area is off path, navigation isn't really that much of an issue. As long as you can identify the key outcrops such as Great Worm Crag, White How and Green Crag itself, then it's more or less a simple case of taking the most convenient (driest) route from one to the other. A great place to explore when time allows, but be aware; after heavy rain there are some extremely wet and boggy areas just waiting to catch out the unwary.

Although there did seem to be more cloud in other parts of the Lakes. The sun was getting a little lower now and was starting to cast a nice evening light along the fells nearest to the west coast.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks