Height: 1,596 Feet - 488 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 085 141
Area: Western
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Six

Grike is the the beginning of Lakeland from the west. Approaching from Whitehaven an industrial belt has first to be crossed to Cleator Moor, after which follows an attractive undulating countryside watered by the Ehen, until, quite sharply Grike and Crag Fell dominate the view ahead, with a glimpse of greater fells beyond closing in the valley of Ennerdale.


Map and Photo Gallery


Cloud inversion approaching Grike.

Grike impressive summit cairn


There are 3 walks to choose from including Grike

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks Walk 11 - Caw Fell to Grike from Monks Bridge

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30the April 2016
ASCENT: 3,200 Feet - 975 Meters
MILES: 14.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Caw Fell - Lank Rigg - Crag Fell - Grike
ROUTE: Monks Bridge - Tongue How - Worm Gill - Caw Fell - Iron Crag - Whoap - Lank Rigg - Whoap - Crag Fell - Grike - Blakeley Moss - Kinniside Stone Circle

Grike, Crag Fell & Lank Rigg from Cold Fell Road

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7th February 2015
ASCENT: 2,010 Feet 613 Meters
MILES: 7.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Grike – Crag Fell – Lank Rigg
ROUTE: Cold Fell road – Blakeley Moss – Grike – Crag Fell – Black Pots – Whoap – Lank Rigg – Lankrigg Tarn – Lankrigg Moss – River Calder – Cold Fell road

I Can See The Sea…

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24th July 2011
ASCENT: 1,900 Feet, 580 Meters
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Grike, Crag Fell & Lank Rigg

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