Grey Crag and Tarn Crag  
Date: 26th September 2019 Distance: 11.8km (7.33 Miles) Parking: Roadside at Sadgill
Start Location: Sadgill Ascent (m/ft): 501m (1644ft) Weather:

Cloudy, Showers, Windy

Time Started: 10:15 Highest Point: Tarn Crag (664m/2178ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 5 Hours 32 Minutes        
Route: Sadgill - Great How (494m/1621ft) - Grey Crag (638m/2093ft) - Harrop Pike (637m/2090ft) - Greycrag Tarn - Tarn Crag (664m/2178ft) - Brownhowe Bottom - Gatesgarth Pass Cleft Ghyll - Sadgill

With a goal to complete the second round of the Wainwright within the next few trips to the Lakes it was time to tackle the always boggy and wet Tarn Crag and Grey Crag.


The begins at Sadgill by the bridge where there isenough parking for half a dozen cars.

Looking up Longsleddale which will be my route down.


Minutes in and the view up Longsleddale is breathtaking.


Heading up the gully.

The upper reaches of Longsleddale.

Looking down Longsleddale with the slopes of Ancrow Brow infront.

Looking down the way I just came up. Thats Great Howe to the left.

The summit cairn on Grey Crag. In the background you can just make out Harrop Pike.

Harrop Pike summit cairn.

Cloud starting to cover Tarn Crag. Greycrag Tarn is down there somewhere amongst the bog.


A clear view up to Harrop Pike.


Tarn Crag clear of cloud.

Looking back to Harrop Pike and the obvious cairn on the summit.

A view through to Rough Crag and Kidsty Pike.

Tarn Crag summit cairn.

The pillar on Tarn Crag.

The view down Longsleddale.

Shipman Knotts ridge up to Kentmere Pike.


Mosedale Cottage bothy.


Several only quarries on the way down.

Looking down the valley to Goat Scar.

Steel Pike high above the valley looking amazing.

A series of waterfalls along the path.

Steel Pike.

Longsleddale.

Galeforth Gill waterfall.


Goat Scar.



Longsleddale.