The Water Crag trig point is located on the summit of the same name. It was built c.1936 as part of the original primary network of trig points.
|Station Name:||Water Crag|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1948|
|TUK Ref No:||TP6768|
|No. of Visits:||2|
Water Crag is a subsidary summit of Rogan’s Seat and the presence of the trig point, together with a nearby shelter, make Water Crag a much more satisfying summit than its parent fell. In good conditions the view stretches from the North York Moors in the east to the northern Lake District in the west. To the north-east there is a good prospect of Little Fell and Mickle Fell.
This is one of the remoter trig points in the Yorkshire Dales. There is a thin path from Rogan’s Seat to the top of Water Crag. An alternative option is to follow Gunnerside Gill as far as the Blakethwaite Dams before striking north across the pathless fell. Neither option is to be recommended in mist. I’ve not yet tried the third option which is approaching from the bridleway to the north.