Eagle Crag, Stonethwaite, Coast to Coast
Eagle Crag captivates a walker’s attention almost as soon as it becomes visible on an amble up Stonethwaite Valley. The crag separates the two main waters that make up Stonethwaite Beck, i.e. Langstrath Beck and Greenup Gill, where they converge at Smithymire Island at the foot of the Crag. The two gills pass the Crag from opposite sides.
Eagle Crag is about 520 metres in height and is part of High Raise, which peaks at 762 metres.
The Coast to Coast path passes by the foot of Eagle Crag as it follows the Greenup Gill on the opposite side at the foot of Long Band (the steep cliffs on the left side of Eagle Crag, shown in the photo below). The steep, lower slopes of the Crag are only feet away from the Coast to Coast path as it climbs to Lining Crag.
This is a truly awesome Borrowdale walk with some breathtaking scenery, particularly as you cross Greenup Edge and begin your descent into Grasmere via the Far Easedale valley.
Eagle Crag from Stonethwaite Valley
Eagle Crag from Lining Crag
How to Approach Eagle Crag
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.