Grange Fell

Route: Grange Fell

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 8th July 2017

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3.5 miles

Ascent: 1,100 feet

Weather: Sunny

I parked in the National Trust Bowderstone car park and from here followed a path which goes through woodland and then bracken, gradually curving around the steep crags above

A rocky staircase then leads to Long Moss near the summit of the fell. Grange Fell has 3 separate tops, King’s How being the loveliest, though slightly lower than nearby Brund Fell. Today I visited King’s How. From the summit there is a superb view over Derwent Water looking one way and Borrowdale looking the other

A direct descent from here is out of the question thanks to the crags on the west side of the fell, so I followed a narrow path which snakes round the other side of the fell and which eventually brought me down to the Borrowdale road. I followed the road for a short distance – there’s a narrow footpath most of the way – then crossed over at the sign indicating the Bowderstone. I followed this path through the woods, past the massive Bowderstone and back to the car park

What Grange Fell lacks in height it more than makes up for in beauty – the walk was a joy every step of the way, and although it was a Saturday in peak holiday season I didn’t see another soul until the end of the descent from the fell

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