Crag Fell, Coast to Coast
The River Ehen is the name given to the lake's outflow. Between the summit and the start of the outflow is Revelin Crag, again rising steeply from the water's edge before lessening in steepness as the summit is approached. Separating Revelin Crag from the slopes of Grike, an adjoining peak rising to 488 metres, is Ben Gill, whose twin, barely separated valleys, steer its roaring waters to cascade over a waterfall and continue their downward flight to the River Ehen.
Anglers Crag - Crag Fell
Robin Hood's Chair, a small rocky outcrop overhanging the Lake, is just below Angler's Crag. When walking the Coast to Coast path with my wife Carol in 2016, we had quite an adventure near here when I mistakenly followed a false path just for a few yards. After negotiating a really difficult scramble we found ourselves in extreme danger when I realised the path had come to an end and that all that lay before us was air. The rocks were wet and slippery, and I wasn't sure if we could return the way we had come. Carol was between myself and our way back but she was quite bold in climbing back, and we were soon safe. The flash path is far easier to sea than the actual path, and I am sure we were not the first to make that mistake.
There are many disused mines on the eastern slopes of Crag Fell, where hematite was once mined, but these fell into disuse almost as soon as they were opened, as the workable ore was insufficient to sustain profitability.
Walking along the Coast to Coast path below Crag Fell was a marvellous introduction to the wilderness ahead of us and a welcome walk that we thoroughly enjoyed.
Coast to Coast eBook
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.
The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.
Features of the Book:
- Route described in detail
- Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
- Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
- Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
- Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.