Grike & Crag Fell

Name of walk Grike & Crag Fell
Date of walk 2018-08-31
Distance walked (miles) 6
Duration of walk 4 hours 10 minutes
Weather Blue skies and sunshine
Peaks on walk Grike and Crag Fell
Walked with Ged
Parking Cold Fell Road.

The weather was excellent, so we wanted an easy walk with good views. Crag Fell is an easy walk, and the views are one of the best in The Lakes. We could add Grike, another Wainwright, on the way too. The walk is on reasonably good tracks and grass, and 5.89 miles. Ged and I drove to the Cold Fell Road, parking just south of the Kinniside Stone Circle, in a parking area along the side of the road.

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The footpath sign is missing, so this is the position of the track from the Cold Fell Road.

02

Knock Murton and Blake Fell.

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Looking back along the track to Dent and Flat Fell.

04

The fell ahead is Grike. All this area used to be forest.

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View down the Whoap Beck Valley. Three of the other times that I've done this walk I've included Whoap and Lank Rigg, and this is that walk's return route back to the Cold Fell Road.

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Taken from the stile crossing on Grike, looking back at the two parallel tracks. We came on one and returned on the other.

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Grike summit cairn and shelter.

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Views out to sea.

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Ged in the shelter.

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View across to Lank Rigg.

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We now head for Crag Fell. This route can be a bit boggy, but it was fine today.

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A sheep photo, just for Martin W. Happy now?

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The view back towards Grike on the right, as we reach the summit.

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Crag Fell summit. It had taken us two hours.

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From the summit cairn you can just see Ennerdale Water.

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A bit further over gets a better view.

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For an even better view you have to move towards the edge. This is a three photo panorama. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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It is windy, so we move further down out of the wind, on a nice grassy ledge to have lunch.

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Below us is Anglers Crag.

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Across is Bowness Knott and Great Borne.

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After Great Borne is Starling Dodd, Red Pike and High Stile.

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Pillar, Scoat Fell and Steeple on the right.

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Ged on the 'ledge at the edge'. A precipitous, but wonderful lunch spot!

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We return the same way, but before we reach the stile leading to Grike, there is a stile out on to the main track. The photo looks back to Crag Fell and the stile.

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We pass the weather station and mast.

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Heading back through the small piece of forestry that remains.

The walk took us four hours and ten minutes, but we took our time having lunch, whilst admiring the superb views!

Jo.

 

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