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Lank Rigg

Grid Reference: NY 09164 11955
Height: 541 metres/1775 feet

"The scenery throughout is of lonely moorland, but restful rather than dreary - a place of sheep and singing larks."
A Wainwright

The Grassy summit of Lank Rigg, sits high above the Cold Fell Road at the western edge of the Lake District with wonderful views over the West Cumbrian Plain and across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man (weather permitting).

Lank Rigg can either be climbs as a short walk from the Cold Fell Road or combined with summits to the north and east, including Grike, Caw Fell and Crag Fell.

The approach from the Cold Fell Road is an interesting short walk, particularly on a sunny summer afternoon, when the skylarks are overhead, this route crosses the tributaries of the River Calder before climbing over Whoap to the summit of Lank Rigg.

  1. The summit of Lank Rigg

    Lank Rigg & Whoap


    Distance: 8km / 5 miles
    Ascent: 440m / 1400ft
    Duration: 3 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1

    A shorter walk on the western fringes of the Lake District with stunning views over the Cumbrian coast

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  2. Ennerdale Water from Crag Fell

    Lank Rigg, Crag Fell & Grike


    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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