|Lake District, England|
|Elevation||935 m (3,068 ft)|
|Prominence||57 m (187 ft)|
|Parent peak||Scafell Pike|
|Topo map||OS Landrangers 89, 90|
|Easiest route||From Esk Hause|
Ill Crag is a fell in the English Lake District. By some counts it is the fourth highest peak in England, although many people, including Alfred Wainwright, consider it to be a subsidiary summit of Scafell Pike. Ill Crag overlooks Eskdale and has splendid views across to Bowfell and Crinkle Crags.
Ill Crag may be climbed en route to Scafell Pike, via a path from Esk Hause, but it is commonly passed by without going to the actual summit, which is rocky making progress slow. Ill Crag's summit is a few hundred metres to the south of the path from Esk Hause to Scafell Pike.
Claims as a Fell
Ill 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, although Wainwright does give it a page in the Scafell Pike chapter. It therefore does not qualify as a Wainwright, though it is a Hewitt and also a Nuttall.
Also this fell has fair evidence of being classed as a Fell because it is listed on official fell listings, http://www.thelakedistrictmountains.org/Links%20etc/fellslist2000ft.+.htm
http://www.leaney.org/lake_district_fells_listings.php Both websites list Ill Crag
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