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Dow Crag
Dow Crag is one of the Coniston Fells. Along with its subsiduary tops of Buck Pike and Brown Pike it forms the fantastic southern ridge which rises from Goat's Hawse and drops down over Walna Scar. Until 1974 the whole Coniston range was part of Lancashire before a local government re-hash gave the area to the newly formed Cumbria.

With gentle slopes to the west, Dow Crag is obviously most impressive when seen from the east, where it presents several hundred feet of almost sheer cliffs sat atop a scree slope rising up from Goat's Water. The summit is a wonderful rocky pinnacle right on the edge of the crags. Usually the province of rock climbers, Wainwright highlights a scree scramble up the southern side of the crag which more agile walkers can achieve - he names it the South Rake.

In Wainwright height rankings, Dow Crag comes in at 15th highest of the Southern Fells, and 47th highest overall.

Height : 2555ft/778m
SD 26254 97795
Lake District - Southern Fells - Cumbria - England
Hill Classification(s) :  Birkett,  Hewitt,  HuMP,  Nuttall,  Wainwright
OS Explorer Map(s): 6N
OS Landranger Map(s): 96 97

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

 

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05/07/2013
The Coniston Fells
4812 ft. - 14.8 miles
Very hard
Hot and humid whilst low. Very windy on Swirl How
Mick
Lake District


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13/06/2009
Seven Fells around Coniston
4000 ft. - 14 miles
Hard
Cool, grey, overcast - heavy mist early on but eventually turned to sun at the end of the walk
Ali
Lake District


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30/05/2009
The Coniston Fells on a sunny day
3500 ft. - 12 miles
Hard
Sunny, hot - my painful introduction to sunburn on the fells ..
Ali
Lake District


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