Dow Crag via the South Rake

Start point: Walna Scar road (SD 289 970)

Walna Scar road – The Cove – Goat’s Water – South Rake – Dow Crag Buck Pike Brown Pike – Cove Bridge – Walna Scar road

Distance: 5.1 miles     Total Ascent: 593 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 50 minutes     Start Time: 09:15

Weather: Showers, cloudy on the tops. 5ºC

It was bright around the periphery of the Lakes today but most of the fells I could see were shrouded in mist. I still fancied a bit of winter walking so headed for Dow Crag in search of some snow and have a hunt around for something else today as well.

Firstly, a bit of a story about a fell dog – this extract is from Wainwright’s ‘The Southern Fells’, Coniston Old Man 6…

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