23rd July 2004

Low Birker Tarn and Green Crag


Walk Overview
Time 14:30 to 19:00
Duration 4 hr 30 min
Distance 4.9 mile
Ascent 1677 ft
Walking with Jamie Lockie
Woolpack Inn - Low Birker - Low Birker Tarn - Green Crag - Crook Crags - Kepple Crag - Penny Hill Farm - Doctor Bridge - Woolpack Inn
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Woolpack Inn, Eskdale

Although this isn't really a public car park the owners seem to be happy enough to allow walkers to park here. I think the accepted rule is, if you do use the car park call in afterwards for a drink or something to eat.


Route Map

Scafell under cloud behind the Eskdale Fells

Looking over Crag Coppice and the Eskdale fells towards Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and Slight Side on the far left of the picture.

Low Birker Tarn and Low Birker Pool. This tarn is located on a very wet and boggy plateau which covers a large area. Short cuts are definitely not recommended here. The fells in the background are the the fells around Devoke Water.

Looking over part of Birker Moor to Green How (i think). Is this what they mean by the middle of nowhere?

Harter Fell from the level ground between Green Crag and The Pike.

Green Crag summit with Harter Fell in the background

The Scafell's. Ill Crag, Esk Pike, Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags on the skyline beyond upper Eskdale.

Green Crag from the path near The Pike.

Looking towards the Wasdale fells from the path down from Crook Crags.

From near Kepple Crag looking across upper Eskdale with Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, Esk Pike and Ill Crag.

The end of Eskdale Valley with Hard Knott, Crinkle Crags and Bowfell behind.

A piece of old farm machinery near Penny Hill Farm.

Penny Hill Farm.

Harter Fell from the roadside near the Woolpack Inn.

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