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Name:Grayrigg Forest
Hill number:2603
Height:494m / 1621ft
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Kent, Catchment Boundaries, Lune
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 59867 99801
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:187m
Col:306.5m  NY 5524 0351  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 97
(1:25k) OL7N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 283 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the big layby at 608007. Very foggy and dreadfully wet underfoot following some wet weather. My 200th new Marilyn in 2019.NormanW23/08/2019
Walked from Hause Bridge.flockwatcher27/06/2019
Parked in the small car park at N54 24.441 W2 36.516, then headed west up the track, south up onto the hill and east along the ridge avoiding the noise of the M6 for most of the walk. A seldom visited top I guess with a nice stone trig. Walked further west along the ridge collecting caches before retracing my steps.Father Ted16/04/2019
Started from car park at the end/start of Borrowdale. Track up to transmitter stations then a left on to GrayriggWayne Mac23/03/2019
Highlight of the day. Hutton Roof Crags, Lambrigg Fell, Greyrigg Forest, Scout Scar(both tops and trig) and Cunswick Scar. From laying on A685 as others. Poignant memorial in laying. Very steep ascent to 404 spot height then followed the wall bearing right near the top.Longwojo10/02/2019
From layby, through gate and steep up to gain ridge. Avoided worst of rain on very stormy day.wozzat13/10/2018
From layby then south for 120m to gate into field. Then up sharply to 404 spot height through a herd of belted cattle. From there followed wall until near trig. Strong winds and heavy raingaryhoney13/10/2018
Parked on B road at 606015. Round edge of wood, head for hole in wall, I think easier than up the front. Overcast, windy, cool and good views.iangalbraith25/09/2018
Parked at the lay by,then through the gate and across the soggy ground to the ridge. Lovely views to the south. Warm and sunny.Play2End09/08/2018
From B road jcn to SE. Followed a wall for 1km west before found crossing point. Rain and mist made the navigation more interesting, but no views.IanHHill02/08/2018
From road junction following track then over wall carefully along from corner. Along ridge to trig (interesting view of M6) by hole in wall (old gate). Returned along ridge and dropped to track late with another easy wall crossing.SS15/07/2018
First of a detour on the way to Wales. SE ridge from road junction. Fog lifted sufficiently to allow partial and intermittent summit views.Topographer5704/05/2018
As Ashley and others. Enjoyabletrimarc226/04/2018
With K from B road junction to SE. Recommend direct ascent and then following path along ridge instead of trying to be clever with the route.Ashley26/03/2018
From Hause Bridge. An enjoyable break on the drive to an overnight in Dumfries before going on to the Triggers Meet at Minnigaff. Appropriately enough, saw a small herd of Belted Galloways on the route. Great views of the Howgills.SteveG22/03/2018
From large layby on A685 near Hause Bridge, as others. Through field gate 120m S of layby. Headed towards the 478m spot height before veering off W for the top. With Steve Smith on a dull day with cloud on the hill.jonglew30/01/2018
Parked Off A685 - Parking area before gate into Borrowdale - An icy clear blue day - Lane through black trunked tangled wood then track to Repeater Station (specimen Scotts Pine trees dot the hillside we followed by herd of young Galloways as we ascend) - Grey Rig Forest Trig & Summit - Repeater Station - followed Eel Sike down to Borrow Beck - Track then lane back to car.briandavies01/12/2017
With: hb sb; From layby at NY608007, used gate across road 100m S, then up slope to Birk Knott. Followed ridge to Trig point. Excellent views. Returned by Grayrigg Pike and good track back to gate.Ian Baines01/11/2017
From east, a nice hillhillsman06/10/2017
From highpoint on A865 parking at the turnoff to mast. Gate just north of the wall crossing the hill. Easy going up very damp grass, glorious sunriseN.Morters03/10/2017
From layby as Gill, climb direct up blunt ridge up to top of the Pike pathless in places but not too bad. The view across to the Howgills is sensational. Visit to true summit almost an anticlimax after that view. Descent along the wall then direct on rough grass.stig_nest15/09/2017
No. 5 of seven M6 Marilyns on August Bank Holiday. No-one on this hill either, no idea why, it's rather nice and the views are splendid (if you ignore the M6 and Branson's cattle trucks). Climbed from the huge lay-by on the A865 by Hause Bridge, short road walk to the gate, then stream hopping, up a ridgelet to a gate, then along the ridge bounding Little Coum, steepening to Grayrigg Pike. Along the broad ridge (path) to a gate in the wall, then stroll to the summit. Very lovely hill, and little noise from the M6 at the top. The lower reaches are covered in lanky, lumpy bumpy grass, and not much by way of paths. Easy enough though.Gill26/08/2017
SRFrank10/08/2017
Parked at a lay-bys on the junction of the A685 and the B6257. Used the gate left of the junction to access the hill. Went to Grayrigg Pike and then onto the summit trig. Great views and a nice break on the journey to Ardclach.Peterb16/06/2017
Set off from viewpoint/CP to the NE. Very shapely hill - ascent to prominent cairn (from which views are good), is very fine. Good views from summit (trig).ger30/05/2017
With Val. From Car Park in Borrowdale. Track then climbed alongside wall to near aerial then on to summitmike.hoult17/05/2017
Bagged as YSM345 Greyrigg Forest. Took public bridleway up to masts and then took a man path over the wall and to the trigpoint. Very very windy this morning, nearly got blown away a couple of times.thejackrustles01/05/2017
3 of 3: From Jn. of A685/B6257. With Tim.ChrisR21/04/2017
Enjoyable walk from the car park at 606 015. Along the track and up through the wood, contouring below the mastto the col and up to the top. Returned via Birk Knott. Excellent views from the top.martin_hall08/04/2017
Ashstead Fell Northwest Top - Ashstead Fell West Top - Ashstead Fell - Mabbin Crag - Old High - Castle Fell - Shooter Howe - Whinfell Beacon - Grayrigg Forest Pt 412m - Grayrigg Forest Pt 439m - Grayrigg Forest  - Birk Knott - Jeffreys Mount - Casterfield Hill - Belt Howe - Roundthwaite Common - Winterscleugh - Winterscleugh North Top - Whinash - Dennison Hill - Pipers Hill - Crookdale Crag from GR: NY 55261 03664ronaldo33324/03/2017
Approached the easy way from the masts and walked this ridge and also climbed to Whinfell Beacon. Great views. With Jack TMD.meltdiceburg05/03/2017
Parked in layby on B6257 near junction with A685. Followed grassy track & then followed wall to t junction with a 2nd wall which was easily climbed & then headed directly to summit & trig. Return via gate in wall & over Grayrigg Pike before rejoining track back to start through gap in the wall. On own.MorecambeMonkey04/03/2017
From road junction to the south. 2.75 miles round trip. Just over an hour.clivevilla21/01/2017
6th of six Marilyns around Kendal with AW. What a day! With Dillicar Knott from layby near rifle range directly to SE. Followed 'track' at first then easy going on S side of wall up to 415m contour. Lots of ups and downs over Grayrigg Pike on way to flat summit. Great views esp. to S. Returned same way.Mark Jackson22/12/2016
With MJ. See his description. Into Kendal afterwards to see PW then back home.AGWilliamson22/12/2016
With Liz and Mike Halpin. from BorrodaleShutterlag01/12/2016
With Jo, from Borrowdale: tracks to wireless stations, then across wall to trig, through gate to the Pike, then descending to A685. Weather: cloudy but warm day, with good all round views.amblerbob14/08/2016
returning from Lakes new year trip, cold and wet, from NE, via two aerialsDenise 02/01/2016
Walked all the way from Leyland Clock, including 4 other tops. Whinfell was probably the finest. Back via Borrowdale. A very satisfying walk with super-clear views,by afternoon every Lakeland summit was clear. Nearly 7 hours walk.pwheeler13/09/2015
eyenose31/08/2015
up from road junction to the south.robertphillips17/07/2015
From Borrowdale up to the western antenna tower, down the dip and up onto the summit ridge for SOTA activation. We descended in a northerly direction then made for a crossing of the stream at the boundary of the open access land and return to the road. With Dad, Ian and ChrisM0YDH29/05/2015
From layby at viewpoint on A685, happily finding the gate through the wall to give access to the summit. Based on my GPS track and the 1:25k map, the gate must be at about SD 60171 99774. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/grayrigg-forest-and-lambrigg-fell.htmlGayle15/02/2015
From Road junction, followed track then direct. Snow on top.rhalstead27/12/2014
Good parking in a small layby to the SE at the point where a track reaches the main road just south of its junction with the Sedbergh road. An easy walk along a good track which leads easily up the ridge. From here a gate passes through the wall allowing a steady, but not too arduous plod to the summit.moorsman15/10/2014
Parked in the layby on the A689 to the NW of the summit. Went through a gate (a bit to the south) to the access land and up a ridge to the trig point via a small gate in the wall. A nice way up with good views of the landslip to the left but the motorway noise is intrusive. Great views of the lakes to the west on a fine and sunny day and the red arrows went down the M6 too!. Returned by the north east ridge and down steep grass but should have reused the gate in the wall. A great way to break a journey on the M6.mindlessflogger07/09/2014
From Civic Trust layby to NE, up main ridge than back via Grayrigg Pike.agentmancuso19/07/2014
Used <a href='http://www.go4awalk.com/walks/walk-search/walk.php?walk=c384'>walk c384 on go4awalk.com</a>stridermike13/04/2014
Simple ascent from Jnct to S. Nice little leg stretch on way S to Ingleton. Beware of the shooting rangeThearlaichdubh29/03/2014
Parked at A685 and B6257 junction. Great visibility on the tops.bolton24/03/2014