|Walk:||Leck Fell, Three Men of Gragareth, Gragareth, Great Coomb, Crag Hill, Casterton Fell, Ease Gill, Ease|
|Start Point:||Leck Fell road||Grid Ref:||SD 665 782|
|Distance:||10.5 miles||Ascent:||2,400 feet|
|Weather:||Wet and misty for much of the day|
On my own
|Comments:||Despite a doubtful weather forecast I decided to take my chances in this area. This turned out to be a poor decision as I was in mist and rain for much of the walk. There are some good grass verge areas on the fell road leading to Leck Fell House. I chose the one just before a gate across the road. From here I walked almost to Leck Fell House before heading for the Three Men of Gragareth. From here there was a clear path to the summit of Gragareth and on to meet the wall that I would follow for much of the walk - quite fortuitous as by this time the mist had descended and stayed for much of the walk. The County Stone, marking the meeting point of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria, makes an interesting 'stile'. After a brief visit to Crag Hill I descended over Casterton Fell and heading down to Ease Gill. I was surprised to find quite a depth of water at the base of the the waterfall as this was dry in June. After walking along the side of the dry river bed I decided not to explore Ease Gill Kirk today as the rocks were extremely slippery. By this time it had stopped raining but the waterproofs were needed as I navigated through 6 foot high bracken, dripping wet from the rain and the mist. The one consolation was the fact that it remained dry as I changed and got into the car!|
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A cairn and shelter stand near . . .
the Three Men of Gragareth
The mist closes in as I reach Gragareth
From Lancashire . . .
you can cross the County Boundary Stone . . .
to Cumbria . . .
(and Yorkshire but I didn't go there)
Inscriptions date back . . .
quite a long way!
Crag Hill, and still in mist
From the bridge over the upper part of Ease Gill . . .
the eroded rocks make interesting shapes
Today there is a lot of water at the foot of the waterfall . . .
but in June the rocks were mainly dry . . .
as the water seeped away as soon as it hit them
Looks like a rocky footpath but it is actually the dry river bed of Ease Gill