7th April 2006

Crag Fell and Grike from Ennerdale


Walk Overview
Time 13.45 to 15.45
Duration 2 hr
Distance 3.9 mile
Ascent 1463 ft
Walking with On my own
Bleach Green Cottages - Ben Gill - Crag Fell - Grike - Ben Gill - Bleach Green Cottages
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Bleach Green, Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale Water has a reputation for being an out of the way place and is arguably the most difficult of all the lakes to reach. Well, not so if you live on this side of the Lake District. For me, the lake and its surrounding fells are actually the closest to home. The upshot of its reputation is place where you ( or me ) can usually walk without meeting the crowds found in some other areas of the Lake District.

Unless there happened to be some sort of special event on, I'd go as far as to say this is some where you're guaranteed to get a parking space, and it's free.


Route Map

Ennerdale Water and Great Borne.
The track I followed from the car park can be seen on the left of the picture.

Almost out of the woods now and onto the open fellside leading up to Crag Fell.

Blake Fell, Gavel Fell and Great Borne.
The darker areas on the lake show just how windy it was today.

Looking back down the route. The little village of Ennerdale Bridge can be seen valley.
The shape of this little section looks as though someone has came along and cut a big slice out of the fell.

Crag Fell summit.

Ennerdale Water, Bowness Knott, Great Borne and Starling Dodd seen from Crag Fell.

Grike seen from the path just below Crag Fell.

And again from a little further along the route.

Crag Fell taken during a brief spell of sunshine. (about ten seconds to be precise)

Grike summit with Crag Fell behind.

The last part of the walk took me back through the woods above Crag Farm.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks