Saturday 19 June 2021
A guided day walk as part of a small group of no more than five people plus your guide, to summit the three mountains of Gragareth, Great Coum and Crag Hill on a scenic horseshoe walk. This is in a quiet part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the route passes through three counties!
Starting from a remote location on Casterton Fell, we initially follow a footpath alongside a stream before heading off up the hillside to 'The Three Men of Gragareth' which are three large cairns overlooking the valley of Ease Gill. We'll then continue up to the summit. Most of this is pathless, grassy terrain, so isn't always easy underfoot.
From the trig point, if it's a clear day, we can enjoy fine views to the Lakeland fells and across Kingsdale to the mountain called Whernside. Our route then takes us along a broad grassy ridge that eventually leads over Green Hill, and up to the gently rounded summit of Great Coum, which at 687 metres will be our highest point during the day. We then continue on grassy paths to The Crag on Crag Hill where again, if it's clear, we'll enjoy wonderful views, this time over Dentdale, Barbondale, and across to The Howhills. From the summit of Crag Hill, and on the descent path it's possible to see Morcambe Bay.
The distance of this walk is about 9.5 miles/15km with approx 600 metres of ascent. Some of the route is on pathless terrain, covered in vegetation (mostly grass). It's not always easy underfoot, and it can be boggy if there has been much rain.
The price is £38 per person. Please book and pay below. You are booking with Cath Lee
We meet at about 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am at Bullpot Farm which is at the very end of a long single track lane that leads up the hillside from Casterton. Post code LA6 2JP. The nearest town is Kirkby Lonsdale.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the villages of Barbon, Casterton or the small town of Kirkby Lonsdale are ideally located.