Iron Crag

 

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Iron Crag from Caw Fell

Iron Crag from Caw Fell

Iron Crag from Crag Fell

Iron Crag (sunlit) and Boathow Crags from Crag Fell

Boathow from the Iron Mine

Boathow Crags from Cragfell Iron Mine

Boathow Crag from the top of Red Beck

Boathow Crag from near the top of Red Beck, a landscape that could be mistaken for the Serengetti

Iron Crag from Caw Fell

Iron Crag from Caw Fell

Iron Crag and The Side from the shores of Ennerdale Water

Iron Crag and The Side (partially sunlit) from the northern shores of Ennerdale Water

From Heckbarley Forest

Boathow and Iron Crags from Heckbarley Forest, with Pillar and Steeple beyond

The summit of Iron Crag

The summit of Iron Crag, with Pillar, Steeple, Scoat Fell and Haycock in the background

North top cairn

North top cairn

Arrow rock pointing to Pillar

Cross-bow rock pointing to Pillar, Steeple and Scoat Fell, situated close to the north top cairn

Plateau terrain

Typical Iron Crag plateau terrain

 Eastwards to Pillar

The southern plateau edge outcrop

Ennerdale Water shore below The Side

Ennerdale Water shore below The Side

Red Beck

View across Ennerdale Water from the wooded lower section of Red Beck

 Evening view from the north side of Boathow Crag

Late afternoon ramble beside the Ennerdale Fence wall revealed this view to Great Borne

Boathow Crags

Ennerdale from Boathow Crags

Detail of Boathow Crags

Detail looking down on Boathow Crags

Forward slippage ridge on Boathow Crags

Forward slippage ridge on Boathow Crags, with Crag Fell in the background and Murton Knock in the distance

 View from Boathow Crags wall

View across Ennerdale Water from the scarp edge of Boathow Crags

Old wall

The old wall that runs on from Boathow Crags to curve down The Side beaneath Iron Crag's eastern slope (sunlit), with a cloud-wreathed Pillar in the distance

The Ennerdale Fence

Almosst jigsaw fashion the Ennerdale Fence wall was built superbly out of angular rock

Ennerdale Fence 2

A second angle on the Ennerdale Fence wall. Notice the contrasting grazing regimes, with Kinniside Common's whitelands of indiscriminate sheep nibblings underfoot and the far less heavily grazed moor on the far side of the wall, a sub-Alpine meadow no less
The well-built wall dives headlong into Silver Cove
The well-built wall dives headlong into Silver Cove, supplimented by criss-cross stakes with wire on top. At the wall corner a wall-stile gives access for walkers to the summit
 
 
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