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A Wainwright Walk with Julia Bradbury: Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

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Crinkle Crags and Bowfell
© The Outdoor Guide
Crinkle Crags and Bowfell
© The Outdoor Guide
Crinkle Crags and Bowfell
© The Outdoor Guide
Crinkle Crags and Bowfell
© The Outdoor Guide

Walk Details
Pass through Stool End Farm at the top end of Great Langdale and head up to Oxendale and cross the beck before taking a steady climb beside Browney Gill.

You will end up at Red Tarn and from here you head northwest across some peaty grassland. The scrambling then begins as you head up between Crinkle Crags and Bowfell.

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You then pass an unmistakable feature known as Great Slab. From here it is then a short walk to one of the most shapely summits in the whole of Lakeland.

Alfred Wainwright’s verdict:
“Crinkle Crags is much too good to be missed.”

Carpark: National Trust carpark, Seatoller, Keswick CA12 5XN

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Penrith

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".