The Lake District Mountains



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03-09-2018 - Grike, Crag Fell and Whoap with Richard.


I was looking forward to this walk which I had first done just over three years ago when there had been some good views into Ennerdale. Today, sadly, once we were on the tops there was extensive cloud cover  and visibility was very limited. The search for Whoap's summit proved to be problematic in the mist and we initially climbed too far to the south east - probably caused by my poor map reading - and we then had to back track for some distance, leaving me feeling a little disoriented. Having eventually reached Whoap's summit and with visibility still not good we decided to curtail the walk and leave the visit to Lank Rigg for another day.


Kinniside stone circle


And once more


Onward and upward


Through the gate into the plantation


And into the mist


The valley of the river Calder


Gate and style onto the fell


Approaching the summit


Grike summit - no views!


Weather station between Grike and Crag Fell


Crag Fell summit


Remnants of the forest clearance


Close up on the amazing flora on top of a gate post where we stopped for lunch


Some ancient looking stone formation


Whoap 'summit'


Looking back to Whoap on the left with the slopes of Lank Rigg on the right