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Crag Fell, Grike and Lank Rigg

Crag Fell, Grike and Lank Rigg

Postby canisp » Sat May 21, 2011 6:24 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Crag Fell, Grike, Lank Rigg

Date walked: 19/05/2011

Time taken: 10

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 750m

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Hills done - Crag Fell, Grike and Lank Rigg
OS Landranger map No 89
Start - Car park (free) near Ennerdale Water, Grid Ref 085154
Distance walked 13 km’s
Height Gain 750 metre’s
19 May 2011

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I left the car just gone 8:00 am and followed the track to Ennerdale Water, then on along the shore for a few minutes before taking the faint path up to Anglers Crag.

Above Anglers Crag looking to a prominent pinnacle
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Level with the pinnacle
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Looking along Ennerdale Water with Pillar in the centre
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From Anglers Crag a direct and steep line was taken toward Crag Fell, then rightwards a little towards a prominent pinnacle. Once this was reached a way was threaded up more steep grass and rock and out onto a level area. The way ahead was now barred by a line of crags above a scree slope, to the right (west) looked the best bet and after a couple of minutes i picked up a faint path which skirted the crags and then after doubling back east was soon on the summit of Crag Fell.

Looking to Grike from Crag Fell
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After 1 hour on the summit an easy stroll put me on Grike, the sun was now out and white clouds floated by under a blue sky :D

On the summit of Grike looking to Crag Fell
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Near the summit of Grike looking west
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The stone shelter on the summit of Grike
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Looking north from the summit of Grike
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Leaving Grike i walked east and picked up the path at the edge of the forest, leaving the path at Grid Ref 102138 a patch of rough soggy ground was crossed to reach a wall and sheep fence which ran parallel in the direction of Whoap, then as the wall/fence turned at 90 degrees i carried straight on and up to Whoap, a few seconds to catch my breath then down and up to Lank Rigg.

Tele com mast on Grike
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Cloud building over Lank Rig
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From 102137 looking east
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The cloud had been building and the sky looked heavy as i left Lank Rigg and headed back over Whoap to the wall/fence which was followed steeply down in places to Ennerdale Water, after which a 3 km stroll put me back at the car.

From Lank Rigg looking north east, with Grike on the left
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From Lank Rigg looking east
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Looking to Anglers Crag on the right
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The weir at the outflow of Ennerdale Water
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The weir at the outflow of Ennerdale Water
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Last edited by canisp on Tue May 24, 2011 11:12 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Crag Fell, Grike and Lank Rigg

Postby ChrisW » Sat May 21, 2011 8:28 pm

That looks a beautiful walk canisp - great weather and stunning pics to share - loved it :D
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