Grange Fell

Name of walk Grange Fell
Date of walk 2009-07-31
Distance walked (miles) 2
Duration of walk 3 hours 0 minutes
Weather Sunshine
Peaks on walk Grange Fell
Walked with Tom
Parking Watendlath

Today Tom and I set off early for Watendlath in order to climb Grange Fell (1345ft). It is a round trip of just over two miles with the Tea Room to look forward to on the return. The forecast was quite good for the morning and we were determined to make the most of a brief respite from the rain.

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We stopped off at Surprise View to look down Derwent Water.

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Tom needs a haircut!

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Looking over to Maiden Moor and down on the Lodore Hotel. The floods are apparent in the fields.

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The Watendlath pigs are always sleeping.

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As we are early there is not the usual crowd of people on the bridge.

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Looking towards the tarn and Great Crag beyond.

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The Tea Room..

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We took the track to Rosthwaite and headed across the fell when we reached the wall. The ground was rather wet today with all the rain.

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Looking down on Borrowdale. Rosthwaite Fell, Glaramara and Thornythawite Fell. Great End and the Scafells in mist. Great Gable peeking out on the right.

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Grange Fell is divided into three main summits. This is taken from Brund Fell, the highest point. Catbells on the left with Barf behind. Skiddaw on the right.

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To get a the best view down Derwent Water you have to go to King`s How.

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From King`s How summit cairn.

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Looking back to Brund Fell. The top of Grange Fell is covered in rocky outcrops swathed in heather and separated by shoulder-high bracken..

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Memorial Plaque for King Edward 7th. Grange Fell is dedicated to him by his sister Loiuse. (Tom misread the plaque and thought it was the potato!)

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Tea Room! They do a lovely milky coffee and homemade flapjacks. The chaffinches here are very tame and will land on he table beside you expecting to be fed!

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The tarn with Great Crag behind.

We did think of going to Millican Dalton`s cave at the base of Castle Crag for the afternoon, but all the parking spaces were full. We will have to save this for another early start!
Jo.
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