Ill Crag


Ill Crag

Infobox Mountain
Name = Ill Crag
Photo = Ill crag.jpg
Caption = Ill Crag seen from Great End
Elevation = 935 m (3,068 ft)
Location = Lake District, England
Range = Southern Fells
Prominence = 57 m
Parent peak = Scafell Pike
Coordinates =
Topographic
OS "Landrangers" 89, 90
Type =
Age =
First ascent =
Easiest route = From Esk Hause
Grid_ref_UK = NY223073
Listing = Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation =
Language =
Pronunciation =

Ill Crag is a fell in the English Lake District. By some counts it is the fourth highest peak in England, although many people, including Alfred Wainwright, consider it to be a subsidiary summit of Scafell Pike. Ill Crag overlooks Eskdale and has splendid views across to Bowfell and Crinkle Crags.

It forms part of the Scafell chain, and lies about 1 km east of Scafell Pike. Broad Crag lies immediately to the west, between Ill Crag and the Pike.

Ill Crag may be climbed en route to Scafell Pike, via a path from Esk Hause, but it is commonly passed by without going to the actual summit, which is rocky making progress slow. Ill Crag's summit is a few hundred metres to the south of the path from Esk Hause to Scafell Pike.

Ill Crag is one of very few fells in the lake District not to be given a separate chapter in Alfred Wainwright's celebrated guide books, although Wainwright does give it a page in the Scafell Pike chapter. It therefore does not qualify as a Wainwright, though it is a Hewitt.


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