Details
Area Western
Grid Ref NY 085 141
Height 1,596 ft



Grike

I think this fell is sometimes seen as an inconvenience and somewhere that people feel no more than obliged to visit, rather than a place they can't wait to get to. I can understand this to some extent because it is a bit out of most peoples way. If like myself, you're lucky enough to live nearby, Grike is always ready to be enjoyed as a short afternoon or summer evening walk.

 
Location maps
 
Seen from the froest track next to Heckbarley

 

 

Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Cold Fell Road - Forest track - Grike
1.8 mile / approx 850 ft ascent
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This is pretty straightforward as far as routes go and apart from the final pull to the summit, it hardly feels as though you're walking up hill at all. A slight variation is to follow the fence line from the path to Blakeley Raise and then down to Kinney How where you can easily rejoin the main path again.

Due to recent tree felling operations the woodland marked on the map is somewhat misleading. The forest track however is spot on.


Photo gallery

 

 

 

 

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 20

17th July 2014
  An evening on Grike and Crag Fell 5.3 mile 1100 ft
Blakeley Moss - forest track past Heckbarley - Grike - Crag Fell - froest track back to Blakeley Moss
 

1st July 2013
  Grike and Crag Fell 5.3 mile 1100 ft
Blakeley Moss - forest track past Heckbarley - Grike - Crag Fell - froest track back to Blakeley Moss
 

26th December 2012
  Crag Fell, Grike and Ennerdale Bridge 6.6 mile 1400 ft
Bleach Green - near Crag Farm - Ben Gill - Crag Fell - Grike - Scarny Brow - Ennerdale Bridge - Broadmoor - Bleach Green
 

2nd August 2012
  Crag Fell and Grike 5.4 mile 1100 ft
Cold Fell Road - Blakeley Moss - Crag Fell - Grike - Forest track back to Blakeley Moss - Cold Fell Road
 

3rd March 2012
  Crag Fell, Grike and Ennerdale Bridge 6.6 mile 1400 ft
Bleach Green - near Crag Farm - Ben Gill - Crag Fell - Grike - Scarny Brow - Ennerdale Bridge - Broadmoor - Bleach Green
 

28th April 2011
  Grike and Crag Fell 6.5 mile 1600 ft
Cold Fell road - Blakeley Moss - Grike - Crag Fell - top of Red Beck - Black Pots - Buck Hole - Stinking gill - Kinney How - Blakeley Moss - Cold Fell road
 

19th November 2010
  A couple of new views on a walk to Crag Fell and Grike 5.4 mile 1200 ft
Cold Fell Road - Blakeley Moss - Crag Fell - Grike - Kinney How - Blakeley Rise - Cold Fell Road
 

2nd June 2010
  An evening on Grike and Crag Fell 5.8 mile 1200 ft
Cold Fell Road - Blakeley Moss - Grike - Crag Fell - Forest track back to Blakeley Moss - Cold Fell Road
 

30th November 2009
  Grike and Crag Fell 6 mile 1300 ft
Cold Fell Road - Blakeley moss - Grike - Crag Fell - forest track below Crag Fell & Grike - Kinney How - Blakeley Raise - Cold Fell Road
 

11th June 2009
  Sheepfolds & shelters around Blakeley Rise and Grike 5.3 mile 1300 ft
Cold Fell Road - Blakeley Rise - Green Gill Tongue - Grike - Heckbarley - Blakelay Moss - Cold Fell Road
 

23rd May 2008
  Crag Fell and Grike 5.3 mile 1130 ft
Cold Fell Road - Blakeley Moss (above) - Crag Fell - Grike - Blakeley Moss (above) - Cold Fell Road
 

13th April 2008
  A trio of far western fells - Grike, Crag Fell and Lank Rigg 8.2 mile 2100 ft
Coldfell Road - Blakeley Rise - Kinney How - Grike - Crag Fell - Whoap - Lank Rigg - Whoap Beck - Coldfell Road
 

15th December 2007
  An icy wind on Crag Fell and Grike 5.9 mile 1300 ft
Cold Fell Road - Forest track - Crag Fell - Grike - Heckbarley - Kinney How - Blakeley Rise - Cold Fell Road - Blakeley Moss Stone Circle
 

23rd March 2007
  A short afternoon walk to Crag Fell and Grike 5.3 mile 1231 ft
Cold Fell Road - Blakeley Raise - Kinney How - Crag Fell - Grike - Cold Fell Road
 

1st December 2006
  A short walk to Grike from the Cold Fell road 3.7 mile 860 ft
Cold Fell Road - Blakeley Moss - Grike - Blakeley Moss - Cold Fell Road
 

28th May 2006
  A long walk in the Western edge of the Lake District 14.7 mile 3465 ft
Cold Fell Road - Monks Bridge - Worm Gill - Caw Fell - Iron Crag - Whoap - Lank Rigg - Whoap - Crag Fell - Grike - Cold Fell Road (Blakely Moss)
 

7th April 2006
  Crag Fell and Grike from Ennerdale 3.9 mile 1463 ft
Bleach Green Cottages - Ben Gill - Crag Fell - Grike - Ben Gill - Bleach Green Cottages
 

18th November 2005
  Grike and Crag Fell with childhood memories of a stone circle. 5.9 mile 1201 ft
Cold Fell Road - Blakeley Moss - Heckbarley - Grike - Crag Fell - the forest path back to Cold Fell
 

13th May 2005
  Two fells and a stone circle on the Western edge of the Lake District. 5.3 mile 1132 ft
Blakeley Moss - Heckbarley - Grike - Crag Fell - Red Moss - Blakeley Moss
 

1st February 2004
  Crag Fell and Grike from Ennerdale. 6.5 mile 2090 ft
Ennerdale - Anglers Crag - Robin Hood's Chair - Crag Farm House - Crag Fell - Grike - Crag Farm House - Ennerdale