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Grayrigg Forest
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Grayrigg Forest from further west on Grayrigg Common
Highest point
Elevation 494 m (1,621 ft)
Prominence 190 m (620 ft)
Parent peak High Street
Listing Marilyn, Fellranger, Hump, Tump, Clem
Geography
OS grid SD598998
Topo map OS Landranger 97

Grayrigg Forest is a hill in Cumbria, England, 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 (1,621 ft) above sea level, 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.

It is one of three summits, along with Winterscleugh and Whinfell Beacon, added to the list of Fellrangers in the new edition (2019-2021) of Mark Richards' eight volumes of guidebooks and bringing the total to 230. They were added when the Lake District National Park boundary was extended in 2019, including them for the first time.

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