Grike

Height: 488 metres / 1601 feet Grid reference: NY 08495 14076 Category: The Western Fells

Blake Fell and Gavel Fell from Grike

Blake Fell and Gavel Fell from Grike

Grike from the top of Blakely Rais

Grike from the top of Blakely Rais

Lank Rigg

Cold Fell Road – Blakeley RaiseGrikeCrag FellWhoapLank Rigg Cold Fell Road

Distance: 6.4 miles     Total Ascent: 565 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 45 minutes     Start Time: 09:50

Weather: Showers and a strong wind. 12C.

It was damp with a strong wind today making it feel decidedly chilly; I wore gloves throughout which shows how cold it was. There were quite a few showers but at least the strong wind made sure they blew away quickly.

Lank Rigg

Start point: Cold Fell Road (NY 066 130)

Cold Fell Road – Blakeley Raise Grike Crag Fell Whoap Lank Rigg Cold Fell Road

Distance: 6.4 miles     Total Ascent: 565 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Sunny with slight haze but cool on the tops. 8°C.

This was another area I have left too long to visit since the last time I was here in 2004. The weather was much better than on any previous visit but the breeze had a cold edge to it and gloves were required throughout. Nice to see the hidden treasure had made a reappearance on Lank Rigg once more.

Lank Rigg

Start point: Cold Fell road (NY 060 138)

Cold Fell Road – Blakeley Raise (127) – Grike (128) – Crag Fell (129) – Whoap (130) – Lank Rigg (131) – Kinniside (132) – Latter Barrow (133) – Swarth Fell (Kinniside) (134) – Burn Edge (135) – Cold Fell Road

Weather: Rain.

Another muggy, overcast day today and a walk where solitude is virtually guaranteed on the western fringe of the Lake District – a round of the Lank Rigg group of fells.

The walk starts from The Cold Fell road where there are plenty of verge parking places available. I made a direct ascent from the road up the grassy slope of Blakely Raise.