Grange Fell

Grange Fell

Central Lake District

Route: Grange Fell

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 31st August 2016

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 4.9 miles

Ascent: 1,600 feet

Weather: Cloudy with some sun at first, then rain

Grange Fell is a wonderful place, quite low in height but very high in beauty and a good choice for a walk when clouds are covering the higher peaks, as they were today

We parked at the National Trust Bowderstone car park and climbed up a steep but easy rocky staircase through beautiful woodland – a short but very sweet ascent to King’s How which is the best known of the three main summits of Grange Fell. The views from here were superb, taking in some of the best scenery in lakeland, and we were lucky to enjoy them in good light in view of what came later

We then made our way across the knobbly (and juicy) fell to the next summit – Brund Fell, which is the highest of the three, although the views from here are inferior to those from King’s How

We had intended to walk to the remote settlement of Watendlath and then back via Bowdergate Gill but the weather was closing in and, very content with what we’d seen so far, decided to curtail our plan. Instead we descended to Puddingstone Bank as light rain came in from the south east

This proved to be a good decision as there were several showers on the way back to the start, some of them quite heavy. This didn’t dampen our spirits though as it had been a wonderful walk and the views from King’s How will live long in our memories

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