The Grasmoor Six Wainwright Fells

A long and very fine walk indeed. Having put a lot of energy into the ascent this walk makes the most of it by meandering over the six Wainwright fells making up the Grasmoor range. If that was all it would still be an excellent walk, but narrow ridges at each end provide a spectacular way onto and off this high level massif.

The traveller who is fortunate to be out on this walk in late spring can, with impeccable timing, also add a massive carpet of bluebells to the attractions. The Rannerdale bluebells(1) are rather famous. Legend has it they proliferate in the 'secret valley' of Rannerdale due to the blood of Norman warriors, as told in the historical fiction by local writer and character Nicholas Size.

There is parking in a few spots along the east side of Crummock Water. The largest is just over the cattle grid from Lanthwaite Green Farm at the foot of Grasmoor and makes a handy start point for this walk.