Ill Crag

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Ill Crag
On the Ill Crag plateau - - 1705902.jpg
On the Ill Crag plateau
Highest point
Elevation935 m (3,068 ft)
Prominence57 m (187 ft)
Parent peakScafell Pike
ListingHewitt, Nuttall
Coordinates54°27′18″N 3°12′00″W / 54.45512°N 3.19998°W / 54.45512; -3.19998Coordinates: 54°27′18″N 3°12′00″W / 54.45512°N 3.19998°W / 54.45512; -3.19998
Parent rangeSouthern Fells
OS gridNY223073
Topo mapOS Landrangers 89, 90
Easiest routeFrom Esk Hause

Ill Crag is a fell in the English Lake District. At 3068 feet, it is the fourth[1] highest peak in England. Ill Crag overlooks Eskdale and has splendid views across to Bowfell and Crinkle Crags.


It forms part of the Scafell chain, and lies about 1 km east of Scafell Pike. Broad Crag lies immediately to the west, between Ill Crag and the Pike.


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.