Graystones

Graystones Summit
Graystones Summit

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Cumbria, Graystones, Lake District

A Few Facts About Graystones

Location -
Graystones lies in the North Western Fells region of the Lake District and is one of the peaks on the ridge which encircles the valley of Aiken Beck. The North Western Fells occupy the area between the rivers Derwent and Cocker a broadly oval swathe of hilly country elongated on a north-south axis. Two roads cross from east to west dividing the fells into three convenient groups. The most northerly sector rising between Whinlatter Pass and the Vale of Embleton includes Graystones.

Why Graystones? -
According to Alfred Wainwright the name Graystones properly refers only to the summit but he then chose to apply it to the whole fell in his influential Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. Wainwright stated that the hill is correctly known as Kirk Fell not to be confused with Kirk Fell in Wasdale. Some guidebooks however take Graystones to be the eastern summit and Kirk Fell the western top. This view is reinforced by the placing of the names on the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 series map.

Summit -
Graystones summit is grassy. The highest point is marked by a cairn on a slight upthrust in the underlying rock.
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
400-499 Metre Hill, Birkett, Fellranger, North Western Fell, Synge, Tump, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details



Hill / Mountain Details