Tuesday 13th August 2013


Start Point : Grayrigg (SD 579 972)


Distance : 6.1 miles         Height Ascended : 1200 feet


Route Map



St John the Evangelist Church, Grayrigg.


The eastern section of the Whinfell Ridge from Grayrigg.


The Deepslack farms (Whinfell Beacon behind).


Whinfell Beacon - one of the system of statutory beacons set up in the Border counties to give warning of Scottish invaders.

Probably established in the early 15th century; it is included in an ‘official’ list of beacons dated 1468.


Looking back down the long and not so winding road.




Castle Fell and Shooter Howe.


The summit of Whinfell Beacon - early morning low cloud restricting the view to the west…………


…………….all clear to the north.


Meadow Pipit.


Bannisdale and beyond.


The larch plantation on Whinfell Beacon - a ready source of firewood for use of the summit beacon in times past.


Another view of Borrowdale.


Small White.


Rosebay Willowherb and Whinfell Beacon.


Small Tortoiseshell.


Small Tortoiseshell.