Brock Crags is a fell in the English Lake District
standing above Hartsop in the Far Eastern Fells. It forms part of the
perimeter of Martindale lying on the long ridge from Rampsgill Head to
Brock Crags sends out a narrow climbing ridge
eastwards to Rest Dodd having steep ground on both sides.
Crag is on the north face, looking down into the head of Bannerdale,
while Prison Crag is halfway down the southern flank above Hayeswater
Gill. This stream flows into Goldrill Beck near Hartsop village and then
heads northwards for Ullswater.
From the true (1,870 ft) summit
the ridge turns north toward Angletarn Pikes. The picturesque indented
form of Angle Tarn lies just west of the depression between these fells.
Protruding from this angle in the ridge like a swollen elbow is the
main body of the fell. A circular area of high ground about half a mile
across which has a number of rocky knolls.
Brock crags itself has
two tops with the lower one having the OS spot height.
here is Cat Crag (1,645 ft), an outlier overlooking Angle Tarn and
further subsidiary heights stand above Hartsop at the brink of Lingy
Below Lingy Crag on the western side is an area of
broadleaved plantation above Goldrill Beck, but the slopes are
Angletarn Beck forms the northern boundary of
Brock Crags as it cuts through the parapet between Cat Crag and its
parent fell to run through a gully to Goldrill Beck.
gouged head of Bannerdale, including Buck Crags below the 1,870 ft
summit, forms the north eastern flank of the fell, the inside of the
The summit has a small tarn between the two highest
knolls and gives a fine all round view.
A short and simple ascent
can be made from Hartsop, although, the upper section has no clear path.
The main walkers' route from Patterdale to High Street is a clear
path running along the ridge and passing just below the true summit.
routes near Brock Crags