Sunday, 8th April 2018

Walk: Leck Mill, Springs Wood, Anneside, Ease Gill Kirk, Leck Fell, Leck Fell House
Start Point: Leck, Church Car Park Grid Reference: SD 643 767 
Distance: 7.5 miles Ascent: 908 feet
Time: 5 hours
Weather: A dry morning remaining for the rest of walk. Cool on the Top.
Comments: 13  walkers set out from the car park at St Peter’s Church, Leck. We followed a good path through the houses of Leck Mill before entering a wooded area with Leck Beck flowing below our footpath. As we climbed onto the now good tractor path we passed Springs Wood heading to our first stile to arrive at the area known as Anneside ruins, where we stopped for a coffee break. Onwards after coffee we started our steady climb heading for the upper reaches of Ease Gill Kirk. After a quick viewing of the now ruined Kirk in the tree filled gorge we picked our spot for lunch. The footpath now little more than open moorland sheep paths took us on a steep climb past several fenced sink holes and pot holes on Leck Fell, most noteable was Big Meanie and Short Drop Caves. We eventually reached the Rumbling Hole at the junction of a road at Leck Fell House. Here we could view an outcrop, the Cairns of Three Men of Gragareth. The road was our final descent about 3 miles back to our start at Leck Church, a great days walking in perfect weather.

Getting Ready

Leader's Briefing

Springs Wood Junction

Coffee at Anneside

Starting the Fell climb

Overgrown Kirk

Lunch at Ease Gill Kirk

Out onto Leck Fell

The Fell climb

Leck Fell House

Rumbling Hole caves

3 Men of Gragareth

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