Walking the Wainwrights - Castle Crag and Grange Fell

 
This was again not a day to venture onto the high fells, visibility being poor and a Scotch mist turning to persistent rain as the afternoon progressed.  So we decided on two of our local favourites (not many still remain, unfortunately), starting from Grange in Borrowdale.

Here are the pictures (you can click on any picture to get a larger version).



Here is the River Derwent, just south of Grange.  Click here for pictures of this spot when it is not raining...
The old quarry near the top of Castle Crag.


The view north from the top of Castle Crag: you can just see Derwentwater, but no Skiddaw in the distance.
The war memorial at the top of Castle Crag.  One of my namesakes is commemorated on it...

This is Grange Fell across the valley from Castle Crag.  
The view from Castle Crag across Borrowdale, looking up Greenup.  The walk takes us to Rosthwaite, which is visible in the valley
The stone bridge over the Derwent.  High Scawdel is the fell.
We met this Herdwick lamb on the walk up from Rosthwaite - it was seemingly trying to make friends with Sophie.  Even when Mum turned up, they seemed quite pally...


Approaching the top plateau of Grange Fell, which is a confusing jumble of bumps and hollows, some quite dramatic like these rocks.  King's How is in the background.
View north-west from near the top of Brund Fell.


This is the top of Brund Fell, the highest point of Grange Fell (King's How is also part of Grange Fell, and doesn't count as an individual Wainwright).  The naming is about as confusing as the geography - the only way I know this is the top of Brund Fell is because AW put exactly this view (minus Samba) in his book.
And this is King's How from Brund Fell.

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