13th July 2006

An evening walk up Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag.


Walk Overview
Time 18.05 to 21.05
Duration 3 hr
Distance 5 mile
Ascent 1877 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney
Stonethwaite - Eagle Crag - Sergeant's Crag - Greenup Gill - Stonethwaite
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Stonethwaite

Despite there only being spaces for about 5 cars next to the phone box this is somewhere I've only failed to get to get parked on one occasion. Found in the middle of Stonethwaite, this about as good as it gets for sheer variety of walks.

There is also a small parking area just before the main village. It is more of a lay-by than anything else but there is room for about a dozen cars.

Parking is free and for those wishing to eat or drink after a walk the hotel / pub is less than a minutes walk further into the village.


Route Map

The Langstrath Country Inn, Stonethwaite.
This was a fantastic evenings walk, there was a little cloud to begin with, but this soon cleared into a perfect summer evening.

A close up of our route up Eagle Crag.

Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag from the same spot.

Steep cliffs on Eagle Crag with part of The Band and Low Saddle behind.

And looking towards Esk Pike from a little further up the route.

Just below Eagle Crag summit with Sergeant's Crag and part of the short ridge that links the two fells together.

Looking back to Eagle Crag, the fells in the far distance are Skiddaw on the left and Blencathra on the right.

A lovely summer evening on Sergeant's Crag summit.
The pointed fell at the end of the grassy area is Pike O'Stickle.

The sun was getting lower by now and the whole of Langstrath valley was already in shade, but we were lucky enough to continue walking in the sunshine until we were past the bottom of Greenup Gill and walking next to Stonethwaite Beck.

Another picture from Sergeant's Crag summit with High Raise behind and not a cloud in the sky.

Long shadows below Long Crag and Low White Stones.

Lining Crag and the path to Greenup Edge.

Late evening light shining through Greenup Gill and a final picture of Eagle Crag.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks