The Old Crown Round

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Sat 24 May 2008

Route: Hesket Newmarket - Carrock Beck Ford - Carrock Fell - Grainsgill Beck Bridge, Mosedale - Bowscale Fell - Blencathra - Mungrisdale Common - The Stake - Skiddaw House - Sale How - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Dash Beck - Brockle Crag - Great Cockup - Longlands - Green Head - Fell Side - Nether Row - Hesket Newmarket

Distance: 25.75 miles

Ascent: 7,355ft

Time: 11 hours

With: David Hall

Notes:

Very windy, especially on the summit of Skiddaw. Overcast to start but cloud breaking up during the day.

The Old Crown Round is a challenge walk/run visiting the tops of Skiddaw, Blencathra, Carrock Fell and Great Cockup (four beers brewed and sold in The Old Crown in Hesket Newmarket). The tops can visited in any order, you must start and finish at the same point and do the round in under 20 hours. You can start at any point, we started from the pub, most people don't, Swineside (Mosedale) is the most popular starting point.

 

 MilesAscent (ft)Time
Carrock Fell 4.00 1,800 1 hr 25 mins
Blencathra 4.75 2,250 2 hr 25 mins
Skiddaw 5.25 1,800 2 hr 20 mins
Great Cockup 4.00 875 2 hr 00 mins
The Old Crown 7.75 630 2 hr 50 mins
Total 25.75 7,355 11 hr 00 mins

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