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Graystones, Broom Fell and Lord's Seat

The wide, grassy, and sometimes boggy, undulating ridge between Graystones and Lord's Seat makes for a modest but cracking circular walk of a little over 10.0km (6.2 miles). The views are predominantly of the Skiddaw massif to the north west, and Grisedale Pike to the south. The summit of Graystones is unclear, precisely which bit of rock or grassy patch is the real summit is not immediately obvious such that the Wainwright and Birkett tops do not coincide. The difference is shown in the walk instructions.

Spout Force, a small waterfall hidden in the woods is an optional out-and-back detour. The best time to visit it is in winter when the surrounding vegetation is dormant, and obviously in or shortly after rain.

Parking is at the Forestry Commission's Scawgill car park on the west side of the Whinlatter Pass. There are two small parking areas, the first on the left near the entrance, and the second which we recommend is the patch just before the forestry gate opposite the driveway to Darling How.