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Grid Reference: NY 08495 14076
Height: 488 metres/1601 feet

"Grike is the beginning of Lakeland from the west.."
A Wainwright

From the level plains of West Cumbria the land begins to rise, reaching at last the high ground on Grike, the westernmost edge of the Lake District and the terminus of the ridge descending west from Pillar, over Haycock and along the long shoulder of Caw Fell.

The tree lined northern slopes descend steeply to Ennerdale, from where a good path climbs over Crag Fell. To the south and west, barring a few sections of forestry land the ground drops gently over grassy moorland towards the Cold Fell Road.

On the western slopes of Grike lies the Kinniside Stone Circle, an ancient stone circle lying just off the Cold Fell Road.

  1. Looking along the ridge from Crag Fell

    Above Ennerdale to Caw Fell: Private Guiding

    Distance: 22km / 14 miles
    Ascent: 990m / 3300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A steep climb at times but no exposure, some of the most remote fells in the Lake District

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  2. Ennerdale Water from Crag Fell

    Lank Rigg, Crag Fell & Grike: Private Guiding

    Distance: 12km / 7.5 miles
    Ascent: 640m / 2100ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A shorter horseshoe walk taking in three of the lower summits at the western end of the Ennerdale Valley, quiet grassy fellsides and great views over the Cumbrian coast throughout

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