Broad Crag

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Broad Crag
Broad Crag is located in Lake District
Broad Crag
Broad Crag
Lake District, England
Elevation 934 m (3,064 ft)
Prominence 52 m (171 ft)
Parent peak Ill Crag
Listing Hewitt, Nuttall
OS grid NY218075
Coordinates 54°27′25″N 3°12′28″W / 54.45684°N 3.20774°W / 54.45684; -3.20774Coordinates: 54°27′25″N 3°12′28″W / 54.45684°N 3.20774°W / 54.45684; -3.20774
Topo map OS Landrangers 89, 90

Broad Crag is a fell in the English Lake District. By some counts, it is the fifth highest peak in England at a height of 934 metres (3064 feet).


It forms part of the Scafell chain, and lies about 0.5 kilometres (0.3 mi) northeast of Scafell Pike. Ill Crag lies south east, with Great End at the end of the chain being about 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mi) away.


Broad Crag may be climbed en route to Scafell Pike, via a path from Esk Hause or from the route from Crinkle Crags and Bowfell.

Claims as a Fell[edit]

Broad Crag is one of very few fells in the lake District not to be given a separate chapter in Alfred Wainwright's celebrated guide books. It therefore does not qualify as a Wainwright, though it is a Hewitt and a Nuttall

See also[edit]

This fell has fair evidence of being classed as a Fell because it is listed on official fell listings, Both websites lists Broad Crag as a fell