23rd June 2005

A big 40 walk (on my own)


Walk Overview
Time 16.20 to 18.35
Duration 2 hr 15 min
Distance 4.9 mile
Ascent 1444 ft
Walking with On my own
Cold Fell Road - Lankrigg Moss - Lank Rigg - Whoap - Cold Fell Road
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Cold Fell (Blakeley Moss)

Stretching six miles between Calder Bridge and Ennerdale Bridge, Cold Fell acts as a convenient shortcut across the western most section of the Lake District. There are lots of possible parking places across the Ennerdale half of the route; each one offering its own access onto the fantastically remote fells across this edge of the Lakes.


Route Map

Lank Rigg and Whoap from the track between the Cold Fell Road and the River Calder.
After nearly 3 weeks away on holiday I couldn't keep off the fells any longer, so I had a walk up to Lank Rigg after work today. It was a lovely summer evening and perfect conditions for a walk in one of the lake districts more secluded areas.

A very young River Calder with Whoap behind.
I crossed the river at this point and took an off path route up to Lank Rigg. It was quite hard going in places, stepping over and walking between the big tufts of grass, but it felt so good to be back on the fells again.

The River Calder again from a little further up stream.

From the route up Lank Rigg looking across towards Grike.

The tarn on Lank Rigg with Red Pike and High Stile in the distance (middle) and Pillar and Steeple in the distance (right). the summit of Lank Rigg can be seen on the left of the picture.

A close up of the tarn with the Pillar fells in the far distance.

Lank Rigg summit.

Looking across Whoap and Crag Fell to the Loweswater fells from Lank Rigg summit. The dark fell on the right is Great Borne.

From Whoap summit looking towards a very hazy Black Combe and Whitfell.

From Whoap again this time looking between Great Borne and Starling Dodd towards the Grasmoor fells.

Whoap Beck.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks