9th May 2017

An evening on Grike and Crag Fell

Time 5 to 7:10pm
Duration 2 hr 10 min
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent about 1100 ft
Walking with Kayleigh Turnbull
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


The cloud had cleared away nicely this afternoon to leave us with the perfect sunny evening for a walk over Grike and Crag Fell. And, as a bonus, the strong winds we've had over recent weeks had finally went elsewhere. As there's only so much time of an evening it makes sense to head out on walks close to work / home. The consequence of this is that we tend to do the same evening walks every summer with this one being best enjoyed under cloudless skies.

Looking across to Whoap and Lank Rigg.

Grike ahead of us.

Off the forest track now ready to head up the short climb onto Grike.

Grike summit with a long distance view to Pillar, Steeple, Scoat Fell, Caw Fell.

On't other side of the cairn and looking across to Blake Fell, Gavel Fell and Great Borne.


Crag Fell summit in front of the Loweswater fells.

Time is in our favour and as it's far too nice to rush back we sit here for about 15 minutes enjoying the fantastic view over Ennerdale to Great Borne, Starling Dodd and the rest of the High Stile ridge. What a brilliant way to spend an evening after work eh !!

A close up of Blake Fell and Gavel Fell.

a close up of Pillar, Steeple and Scoat Fell.

and, , , before we head off, a close up of the valley stretching beyond the lake.


And to finish, we look across to Lank Rigg and follow the same route back to the car.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks