Grange Fell

Grange Fell

Route: Grange Fell

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 1st September 2018

Walkers: Andrew, Gilly, Phil and Denise

Distance: 3.5 miles

Ascent: 1,100 feet

Weather: Cloudy, a few bright patches, warm

We parked in the National Trust Bowderstone car park and from here followed a path which goes through beautiful woodland, 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 we visited King’s How. From the summit there is a superb view over Derwent Water looking one way and Borrowdale looking the other, although the long distance views were rather poor today on account of thick low lying cloud

A direct descent from here is out of the question thanks to the crags on the west side of the fell, so we followed a narrow path which snakes round the other side of the fell and which eventually ends at the Borrowdale road. We 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. We 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 – this is a wonderful short fell walk at any time of the year

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