Grange Fell is a small fell in the Lake District situated in the
Borrowdale valley overlooking the villages of Grange in Borrowdale and
The fell has a summit plateau which consists of many
heather covered hummocks, drystone walls and clumps of trees.
There are two small hills on the fringes of the fell both unfrequented
although they lie on access land.
Shepherds Crag is above the
more famous rock face of that name adjacent to the Lodore Falls & Hotel
with Grange Crags above Grange.
The main summit bears a number of
rock pinnacles protruding sharply from the heathery plateau. King's How
has a steep sided domed top and both bear cairns.
The view from
the top of the fell is quite beautiful as King's How gives a classic
view of Derwentwater with Skiddaw in the background while Borrowdale and
the high fells round its head show well in the opposite direction.
Ascents of Grange Fell can be started from Rosthwaite, Grange in
Borrowdale or Watendlath.
The Rosthwaite to Watendlath bridleway
can be utilised to its highest point before striking northerly to the
summit of Brund Fell following a high dry stone wall for much of the
The climb from Grange goes through the picturesque deciduous
woodland at the foot of the fell and skirts round Greatend Crag before
reaching King's How. It is ranked as one of the loveliest short walks in
the Lake District.
The two principal summits of Brund Fell and
King's How should both be climbed by any visitor to the fell and they
are linked by an undulating path through the hillocks.
routes near Grange Fell