Just south of Stonethwaite in the Borrowdale Valley is Eagle Crag. It's a short walk, and a most enjoyable one at that. Indeed, the path from Stonethwaite to Eagle Crag is worth doing even if the Crag is not going to be climbed. There's places for a picnic and a couple of waterfalls en-route, so there's plenty to keep the interest of all, young and old.
Climbing the Crag has 2 options: the easy assault from the south and the anything-but-easy route from the North. See Wainwright's Central Fells for the details, but keep off this fell in bad weather!.
Sadly, by the time I started to approach the summit, the weather had turned and my SLR had to be stowed away. I made it to the top via the easy route, but have no photos to show for it. Next time, maybe...
The stunning North face of Eagle Crag
And, yes, there is a route up it! the easy route is round the back of the north face, where it is just a climb up a long grassy slope. even so, there is no discernable path, so not to be attempted in bad weather.View more ›
From the path to Greenup Gill
Sergeant's Crag is in the background, behind Eagle Crag.View more ›
Looking up the Borrowdale Valley from Greenup Gill
Such a lovely valley....View more ›
Looking towards Eagle Crag from Castle Crag
Grange Fell (Kings Howe) is the mountain in the left of the picture.View more ›