Grike, Crag Fell and Lank Rigg

Name of walk Grike, Crag Fell and Lank Rigg
Date of walk 2009-10-12
Distance walked (miles) 8
Duration of walk 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather Sunshine
Peaks on walk Grike, Crag Fell, Whoap, Lank Rigg
Walked with On own
Parking Roadside by Kinniside Stone Circle

Today I went to the Kinniside Stone Circle on the Calder Bridge to Ennerdale Bridge Road, and walked the old mine road to Grike (1596ft), Crag Fell (1710ft) and Lank Rigg (1775ft). It was an excellent day, warm and clear. The route is a quiet and isolated one.

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I set off from the car at 10.15am and walked the 50m to the Stone Circle

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The Stone Circle is top right. I parked just on the edge of the road where there is plenty of room. Opposite where the car is parked is the start of the track where this sign post leads to.

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Easy walking as before you know it Grike comes into view. Climb over a gate (it doesn`t open) and walk up the fell.

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Grike summit shelter and cairn.

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View to the Scottish hills.

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Looking back to Grike from the walk over to Crag Fell.

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Crag Fell summit looking across Bowness Knott to Great Borne.

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I walked over to get the view down to Ennerdale. Looking over to Knock Murton on the left, Gavel Fell on the right. Angler`s Crag below

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Bowness Knott with Great Borne behind and Grasmoor behind that. Starling Dodd on the right

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Looking down at Crag Fell Pinnacles, the blue behind is the water.

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Looking down the length of Ennerdale. Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks, Grey Knotts......then Pillar, Steeple and Scoat Fell.

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I needed to make for the wall where it goes off left up to Caw, but I head right over to Whoap. I did consider carrying on to Caw and Haycock as they looked so near, but it would add an extra 9 miles on to the walk which was only just over 8 to begin with! A good route though! Maybe another time! I had met a couple on the summit, the only people I saw all day. I think they were as surprised as I was to see someone else. They had come up from Ennerdale and were going on to Caw.

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Looking back to Crag Fell from the route over Whoap.

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Looking up to Lank Rigg.

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Passing the valley which would be my return route.

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Lank Rigg summit cairn. Caw, Haycock, Scoat Fell and Pillar R to L

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Looking out to sea

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Lank Rigg Tarn.

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Sellafield spoils the view a bit!

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I had lunch here.

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Isle of Man.

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Looking back to Whoap.

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Heading down into the valley.

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Looking back up.

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Looking back to Whoap on the left and Lank Rigg on the right.

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The track takes you back to the road and after a 15 minute road walk I was back at my car. I stopped off on Corney Fell on the way home as today the view was so good!

An easy walk, only 8.25 miles long and took me less than four and a half hours to complete. I was back home by ten past four.
Jo.
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