Crag Fell via Grike

Name of walk Crag Fell via Grike
Date of walk 2020-09-27

On Sunday the weather was excellent so Brendan, Tom and I drove to the many parking spaces just south of the Kinniside Stone Circle to walk to Crag Fell via Grike. The walk is 6 miles. A easy walk, with superb views for minimal effort.

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On the old mine road that is signed 'Crag Fell 3 miles' just south of our parking spot.

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Looking back over to Dent, and out to sea.

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View back from the small forest section.

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Grike ahead.

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There is now a stile at the gate.

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We head up.

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View back to sea.

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Grike summit, we don't stop. The best views are one mile ahead.

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Crag Fell ahead, left. View to Pillar on the right.

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Crag Fell summit, with a little bit of Ennerdale Water showing, and the valley.

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Brendan and me by the summit cairn. The best views are over towards the edge.

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We watch the paragliders take off and circle above the upper lake.

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Pillar as a backdrop.

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We move around to the far edge for the views down to the lake. Knock Murton on the right.

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Panorama of the view. Left click to enlarge, click again to return. Looking down on Anglers Crag and across to Great Borne and Bowness Knott. Then Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag and Haystacks.

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To the right of the lake are Pillar, Black Crag, Steeple and Scoat Fell.

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We move along to the craggy section and find a good place to sit and have Sunday lunch. We are watched by the sheep.

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Our lunch spot with a view.

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The view.

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The view as a panorama. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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Family selfie.

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Close up of Pillar, Black Crag, Steeple and Scoat Fell.

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We head down from Crag Fell, and take the stile over to the path below Grike. Tom approaching the weather station and mast.

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View back.

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The now deforested section and the route up to Iron Crag and Caw via the wall.

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Panorama of Whoap and Lank Rigg. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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The new trees are growing.

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Tom leads the way.

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Wisps of cloud in the sky.

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We can now see my car, and many others, parked on the road.

The easy 6 mile walk took us 3hrs and 35 minutes, including our lunch stop.

Jo.

 

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