Walk : Grange Fell (1,363 ft) from the Bowderstone Car Park, Borrowdale

Date : 25th September 2020

Weather : Dry, cold cloud cover moving in


Distance : 4 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1 hour 30 mins to summit


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview




Grange Fell a very modest height and a confusing summit to find once on top out dense woodland that is the signature of this climb. From Keswick, head out

towards Borrowdale and look out for the Bowderstone Car park on your left as you approach Seathwaite. It is vital to locate the start of the patch which is very

subtly hidden on the upper level of the car park. Do not confuse it with the more obvious path that leads to the Bowderstone



On the upper level of the car park, at the time of writing it cost 7.50 for an all day tiket. The start of the path is behind from where I have taken this shot



The dip in the grass line is the start of the path



Things become apparent once on the path



Through the gate and the path drops into a wooded area past a crop of boulders



Spud taking note of the start of the path



The path becomes clearer to follow as it continues through an area of heather



Looking back to Castle Crag from the path



The path continues through another wooded area



The path continues up to a hand gate. Through it and turn right



The path starts to turn back on itself a little as it now starts to climb more steeply



Thankfully the path turns in to a stone pitched track to assist with the steepness



A sneaky peek through the woods towards Skiddaw across Derwent Water



Nearing the end of the wooded section of the climb



Out of the woods into the open fell side, the aim here is to get across to a faint path that runs along the base of the scree shown here



Passing the scree along the path that improves more as you travel along. The path will then swing left and drop down once it passes the rock outcrop shown here




Drop down and cross the wooden sty



Blencathra from the path



Looking over towards High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth from the path



The path once over the sty leads towards a small Col



Approaching the Col



Looking north towards the Skiddaw range from the Col



The path whilst it twists and turns a little is easy enough to follow



Approaching the start of summit approach



Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite from the summit approach



Its fair to say there are a number of confusing areas of high ground that can be construed to be the summit, but just persist with following the clear grass path



The views open up as the summit plateau is approached



Looking towards Dalehead, Hidscarth and Robinson from near the summit



Me and the Spud meister on the summit of Grange Fell


Click here for a 360 degree view from the summit of Grange Fell https://youtu.be/9zoMz6ttj5s




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