Grike to Lank Rigg on a Windy Day

Name of walk Grike to Lank Rigg on a Windy Day
Date of walk 2010-03-28
Distance walked (miles) 8
Duration of walk 5 hours 0 minutes
Weather Windy and overcast
Peaks on walk Grike, Crag Fell, Whoap, Lank Rigg
Walked with Brendan and Tom
Parking Roadside by Kinniside Stone Circle

On Sunday we 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). A walk of 8.25 miles. The Easter week is due to be rainey so Sunday was the best day for a walk. Barrow was sunny, but there were black clouds over the fells. Tom and Brendan came too so I chose an easy walk.

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Kinniside Stone Circle. The rushes are almost as big as the stones!

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A lot more trees have been removed since November when I last came this way.

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On our way up Grike.

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Ennerdale Water peeking out.

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We took a short break in the summit shelter out of the wind.

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Then headed for Crag Fell ahead.

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View down to The Pinnacles.

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Bowness Knott and Great Borne, with Angler`s Crag below.

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Looking down the length of Ennerdale Water, cloud on the higher fells.

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It was very windy so we headed off down to the wall for Caw Fell and had lunch out of the wind in the trees.

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Tom on the summit of Whoap.

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Heading for Lank Rigg. Still some remains of snow.

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Looking back to Whoap from the steep slope up Lank Rigg.

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Looking over to Caw with Seatallan on the right from Lank Rigg summit.

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The boys have finally caught up!

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Lank Rigg Tarn. Every puddle and water-filled hole was teeming with frog spawn. There was even some on the paths!

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Heading back down the valley. It is a long trek round to a hill just out of view on the left.

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Whoap on the left and the slopes of Lank Rigg on the right.

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There were a couple of wide streams to cross that were a lot fuller than in October, but we crossed them with care. We head up the final rise before we reach the road..

Pity the weather was so dull. On the drive home over Corney Fell the sun was out, I bet Barrow was sunny all day!
The last time I did this walk and sent out a mass email, Ged and his wife then decided to do the walk. On their way around they stopped to talk to a couple to confirm they were on the right track and the couple turned out to be Angela and Mark Guntrip who were doing the same emailed walk! Ha! That made me smile! A small world indeed!
Jo.
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