Grayrigg Forest

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Grayrigg Forest
Grayrigg Forest.jpg
Grayrigg Forest from further west on Grayrigg Common
Highest point
Elevation494 m (1,621 ft)
Prominence190 m (620 ft)
Parent peakHigh Street
Coordinates54°23′31″N 2°37′14″W / 54.39208°N 2.6206°W / 54.39208; -2.6206Coordinates: 54°23′31″N 2°37′14″W / 54.39208°N 2.6206°W / 54.39208; -2.6206
Grayrigg Forest is located in Lake District
Grayrigg Forest
Grayrigg Forest
OS gridSD598998
Topo mapOS Landranger 97

Grayrigg Forest is a hill in England,[1] located on the eastern edge of what might be considered the Lake District, and in August 2016 becoming part of the national park. Reaching 494 metres above sea level,[2] it is attainable from the less well-known Borrowdale valley.

From near the summit, there are impressive views down into the gorge of the Lune valley, where road, West Coast Main Line railway, M6 motorway and River Lune crowd between the outliers of the Lake District and the Howgill Fells.

The Lune valley with M6 motorway and West Coast Main Line railway from near the summit of Grayrigg Forest


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 97 Kendal & Morecambe (Windermere & Lancaster) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319232088.
  2. ^ "Grayrigg Forest". Retrieved 15 March 2016.