Saturday, 1 July 2000

Graystones

Graystones seen from Whinlatter
Height: 456m (1,483ft)
Prominence: 11m (36ft)
Region: North Western Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Small cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
A Whinlatter Round - 05/10/2014
Graystones summit looking towards Lord's Seat
What Wainwright said:

"Graystones is the name of a summit only. The fell of which it is the highest point is Kirk Fell, rising above the west end of Whinlatter Pass. This aspect of the fell is its most impressive, the declivity here being rough and steep, but northwards, facing Wythop, the slopes fall away more easily."

Graystones lies in the North Western Fells and is one of the peaks on the ridge which encircles the valley of Aiken Beck.

Gentle grassy slopes rise up from the wide Vale of Lorton to the western top. A little to the east across a slight depression is Graystones summit. The ridge then narrows to cross the long saddle of Widow Hause en route for Broom Fell.

The slopes are too shallow to give any remarkable view, but the Loweswater Fells and the tops surrounding Coledale Hause can all be seen.

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