Crag Fell

Crag Fell

Western Lake District

Route: Crag Fell and Grike

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 26th March 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.2 miles

Ascent: 1,600 feet

Weather: sunshine and blue skies, cloudier later on

It was a beautiful sunny morning but cloud was forecast to come in from the east later on so without ado I was off and at the starting line by 8.30am – the starting line being Bleach Green car park just beyond Ennerdale village

The two fells in my sights are on the very western edge of the lake district and their remote location makes them very quiet – I didn’t see another person on the tops

Having left the car park, I climbed up through the woods and then onto open fellside to reach the summit of Crag Fell, from where there were tremendous views of Ennerdale. The ridge walk to Grike was a very simple affair, so simple that I felt rather guilty ticking it off as another fell climbed

The walk from Grike went downhill both in the literal sense and scenically as I followed a track through a recently felled conifer forest. Having walked through this wasteland there followed a pleasant walk through Ennerdale village and back to the start along quiet roads and tracks

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