1st July 2013

Grike and Crag Fell


Walk Overview
Time 5.30 to 7.40pm
Duration 2 hr 10 min
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1100 ft
Walking with On my own
Blakeley Moss - forest track past Heckbarley - Grike - Crag Fell - froest track back to Blakeley Moss
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

It was forecast to clear up this afternoon but it seemed to be happening a little later than expected. So, to delay the start of the walk I headed home and got changed there instead of setting off on the way home from work. The upside to this is that I don't need to carry 'stuff' around with me that I wouldn't want to leave in the car; mainly a laptop. I'm sure there are lots of people out there that would think they need it more than I do.

I took this picture looking across to Blake Fell from the edge of Blakeley Moss.


Grike comes into view.

Lank Rigg seen over the tree stumps left from the tree felling they've been doing over the last couple of years.

Looking ahead to Grike.

Grike summit. The higher fell in the distance is Pillar; almost in sunshine now as the cloud move further eastwards.

Still on Grike only this time looking across to Blake Fell, Gavel Fell, Great Borne and in the distance Grasmoor.

Heading to Crag Fell.

Crag Fell summit.

One of my favourite views in the Lake District. Ennerdale Water, the valley beyond and the fells on each side. And, , ,

, , , from the same spot, a view straight across to Great Borne and Bowness Knott.

A close up of Pillar.

Looking back to Crag Fell.

WOW, what a difference.





David Hall -
Lake District Walks