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Grange Fell



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Height: 410m (1,345ft) GPS: NY 26470 16274 Walking Routes

Grange Fell is a small fell in the Lake District situated in the Borrowdale valley overlooking the villages of Grange in Borrowdale and Rosthwaite.

The fell has a summit plateau which consists of many heather covered hummocks, drystone walls and clumps of trees.

There are two small hills on the fringes of the fell both unfrequented although they lie on access land.

Shepherds Crag is above the more famous rock face of that name adjacent to the Lodore Falls & Hotel with Grange Crags above Grange.

The main summit bears a number of rock pinnacles protruding sharply from the heathery plateau. King's How has a steep sided domed top and both bear cairns.

The view from the top of the fell is quite beautiful as King's How gives a classic view of Derwentwater with Skiddaw in the background while Borrowdale and the high fells round its head show well in the opposite direction.

Ascents of Grange Fell can be started from Rosthwaite, Grange in Borrowdale or Watendlath.

The Rosthwaite to Watendlath bridleway can be utilised to its highest point before striking northerly to the summit of Brund Fell following a high dry stone wall for much of the way.

The climb from Grange goes through the picturesque deciduous woodland at the foot of the fell and skirts round Greatend Crag before reaching King's How. It is ranked as one of the loveliest short walks in the Lake District.

The two principal summits of Brund Fell and King's How should both be climbed by any visitor to the fell and they are linked by an undulating path through the hillocks.

Walking routes near Grange Fell



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