Grange Fell

This short but beautiful walk in the south-eastern corner of the Derwentwater area was meant to be part of ‘diptych’, the other one being Walla Crag. However, the very hot, breezeless conditions and the rather hazy views (not to mention the voracious insect population) meant that, unfortunately, both man and dog had had enough by the time the first part of the intended pair was completed. Nevertheless, there were reasonable views of the vicinity (the ‘Jaws of Borrowdale’) and further afield to the north of Derwentwater and, to the south, of Borrowdale, and an encounter with the ‘Bowderstone’ towards the end provided a further source of interest.
(Highest point: - Grange Fell 1363 ft/ 415 m. Distance: 3.33 miles/ 5.36 km. Ascent: 1173 ft./ 357 m. Time: 4 hours.)
For further details of this walk, see the following:
Richards, M. (2008) Lakeland Fellranger series - The Central Fells. Cicerone. Grange Fell Section.
Wainwright, A. (1958) A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Book 3: The Central Fells. Westmorland Gazette. Grange Fell Section
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps OL4 (1: 25 000) The Lake District: NW Area [or equivalent].

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