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Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag


25th June 2022

Route. Stonethwaite - Smithymire - Eagle Crag - Sergeant's Crag - Greenup Gill - Stonethwaite

( About 6 miles 1700ft ascent )

A trip up to Borrowdale this week to walk these two little but interesting fells


The weather was forecast to be chargeable but there was plenty of blue sky above as we walked along the valley path with our two hills to be tackled today ahead.

It doesn't take long to reach Smithymire and cross the bridge over Greenup Gill.


After following the muddy path above the gill we turn uphill at the second wall to start the initial climb to Eagle Crag.

Looking back along the valley from about half way up.


Climbing past Bleak How. Eventually we reach a stile which I think has been replaced as I remember the old one was very rickety.


Looking back down the gully which is the key to accessing the higher reaches of Eagle Crag.


Lovely Langstrath.

After negotiating the zig zags path through the heather terraces we arrive at the summit rocks on Eagle Crag..


A look over Langstrath to Rosthwaite fell, from the awkward corner in the wall where there is a small climb down.

Heading through the heather and soft grass to Sergeant's Crag.


The view back to Eagle Crag with Watendlath and Coldbarrow fells beyond Skiddaw and Blencathra in the far distance..

Over to the north west is the the distinctive Honister Crag then the long slope of Dale Head with Hindscarth and the higher north western fells behind.

From Sergeant's Crag we cut across the fell following a path which disappeared into the boggy ground but we just headed down to Greenup Gill and then the main path from the valley to Greenup Edge which winds it's way up past the rocky outcrop of Lining Crag.

We actually strayed off the path and walked down by the gill in which there were some lovely falls and pools




We had a snack stop by this little pool.

With Eagle Crag looking down on us

The afternoon had become quite warm now so we had a quick splash about in this small infinity pool.

Closing the circle as we pass the wall and path to Eagle Crag.

And a last look back in the middle of a brief sun shower.

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