Grange Fell

Grange Fell

Central Lake District

Route: Grange Fell

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 17th September 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3.4 miles

Weather: Started bright but gradually clouded over

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

It had been a lovely walk in beautiful surroundings

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