Walk                           :  Lank Rigg (1,775 ft) from the minor road at Blakeley near Ennerdale Bridge

Date                           :  15th April 2021

Weather                    :  Dry, fine sunshine and cold


Distance                   : 6 miles round trip

Time Taken              : 1 hour 30 mins to summit


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview




After a long dark and extremely tough winter lockdown due to Covid restrictions a very welcome escape to Lakeland in one of the more remote

region’s near Ennerdale Bridge. Lank Rigg via the valley floor of the River Calder is a delightful small walk that climbs gently to its summit from

the head of the valley at Whoap and provides some truly excellent views from its summit



From the A66 westbound follow the signs for Buttermere and then Ennerdale. The minor road journeys through Kirkland and Ennerdale Bridge and at

a sharp right hand bend a signposted track leads on to the valley of the River Calder. There are several car park spaces along the side of the minor road



The start of the sign posted track



After a very short distance the track reaches its highest point and immediately the objective of the walks comes into full view



The track is very well defined and difficult to stray from as it heads towards Grike and Whoap at the head of the valley



The River Calder snakes its way along the valley floor below the broad northern flank of Lank Rigg



The track continues unerringly along the valley floor



Approaching the unfortunately named “Stinking Gill” … it doesn’t actually and after the prolonged dry spell of recent weeks very easily crossed



The path cutting diagonally across the western face of Whoap is the target. This route provides the least steep way to the summit



Looking back along the valley



This shot is taken almost at the top of the diagonal path. Be prepared to take an obvious right turn at roughly its highest point



After the right turn its just a simple matter of following the clear track to the summit



Looking back from the climb and Great Borne and Starling Dodd can be seen peeping over the top of Whoap



The summit view comes in to sight after a moderately short but steep climb



Got there … Spud and me on the summit Trig Point


Click here for a 360 degree view from the summit of Lank Rigghttps://youtu.be/ntJgx_PXhJ4



Team shot on the summit of Lank Rigg



Great Borne over the summit of Whoap



Looking east to the summits of Pillar, Steeple, Scoat Fell and Haycock



The north western fells from the summit



Spud decides to look for the hidden money placed under the pile of stones next to the trig point



An extract from Wainwright’s Chapter on Lank Rigg in Book 7 -  Buried Treasure” …..



This is all we found – looks like someone may have had AW`s Fish and Chips supper L !!!!!




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