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Broad Crag
Broad Crag is part of the Scafell massif, the peak sitting just to the western side of the main ridge running from Sca Fell Pike to Great End. Wainwright classed this as one of three Pikes on Scafell along with Ill Crag and the obvious main one. At the time of Wainwright's writing Broad Crag was not deemed a fell in his own right, so he left it as a subsiduary top, choosing to devote a page to it in the Scafell chapter rather than honour it with its own. Today however it is generally regarded with seperate status, and as such is sixth highest of the Lakeland fells.

Broad Crag has a boulder covered summit from which there are fantastic views across to the western fells. Due to the rocky nature, there isn't a path as such to the top, a fair amount of 'boulder hopping' is required to attain it. There are vast precipitous crags, best seen from below on the famous Corridor Route to Scafell Pike.

Although only a short distance from the main ridge route, the tops of both Ill Crag and Broad Crag tend to be overlooked more often than not, possibly due to them not having Wainwright classification as well as their rough rocky covering. A great shame because they both lie close to the ridge path, and only a small deviation and a little effort is required to reach each one.

Height : 3064ft/934m
NY 21859 07555
Lake District - Southern Fells - Cumbria - England
Hill Classification(s) :  Birkett,  Hewitt,  Nuttall
OS Explorer Map(s): 6N
OS Landranger Map(s): 89 90

Additional Information from the Database of British Hills
Summit Feature: Rock
 

 

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03/10/2009
England's Highest
3500 ft. - 7.75 miles
Hard
Bucketing it down and blowing a gale - cleared up later
Ali
Lake District


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