Allen Crags

Height: 785 metres / 2575 feet Grid reference: NY 23668 08529 Category: The Southern Fells

There are two summits on Allen Crags, the top to the north-east is un-named on the O.S map but is named High House on Allen Crags by Birkett.

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At least it was dry today but there was really rather a chilly wind on the tops today; it felt more like Autumn than summer. I parked at Strands Bridge this morning rather than the more popular Seathwaite, preferring to do the flat section first rather than last as I find it makes a good warm-up and the alternative car parking place was a lot quieter. Casper’s fame must be widening too as we were recognised by a party of walkers on Combe Head who were big StridingEdge fans – sorry, no Angus today!

Bow Fell

Angus set an absolutely blistering pace today, he was like a young pup for the tough walk up to Bow Fell from Great Langdale! The ‘come on’ bark was an almost constant noise and I think he was happy to be out in the sunshine, as was I. He was recognised on Esk Pike today – I think fame is going to his head!


Today’s walk is another great one along that undulating, rocky ridge of Glaramara. The walk started and finished steeply with a harsh climb up to Seathwaite Fell and a straight down descent from Glaramara.

The sun shone brightly today with temperature reaching a heady 20oC with only a slightly cool breeze reminding me that it is still early on. However, this was the first airing of the year for my Lily-white, winter conditioned legs in shorts – a nice feeling – and the whole walk was completed in shorts and tee shirt only.


Old Dungeon Ghyll – Rossett Ghyll – Angle Tarn – Esk Hause – Allen Crags (15) – Esk Pike (16) – Bowfell (17) – The Band – Old Dungeon Ghyll