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Lancashire, Yorkshire
Gragareth trig point.jpg
Gragareth trig point
Summit: 2,060 feet SD687793
54°12’31"N, 2°28’53"W

Gragareth is a mountain on the border of Lancashire with the West Riding of Yorkshire, which rises to a summit at 2,060 feet, which is the highest point that Lancashire reaches south of the sands. The summit of Gragareth lies about 200 yards inside Lancashire.

The south eastern slopes are known as Leck Fell and the southern slopes form Ireby Fell.

Three men of Gragareth

The summit is marked with a trig point and from here thwere are extensive views towards Morecambe Bay, the Lake District fells, the Howgill Fells, Ingleborough and the Forest of Bowland. The county boundary wall running along the ridge is believed to be "one of the highest dry stone walls in the country."[1] The Three Men of Gragareth are a group of tall cairns on the western side of the hill above Leck Fell House.

The fell contains several caves including Lost John's Cave, Rumbling Hole and Ireby Fell Cavern.

Wainwright includes "The ascent of Gragareth via Leck Fell returning via Ireby Fell" in his Walks in Limestone Country.[2] His route begins at Ireby village, following a lane from Todgill Farm on the Leck road to the tarmac road which leads to Leck Fell House, then "a steep scramble" up past the Three Men. His descent route is down a long enclosure formed by the county boundary to the east and the almost-parallel boundary between Leck and Ireby parishes, dropping down Ireby Fell past the opening of Ireby Fell Cavern, to return to Ireby.

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  1. Wright, Nick (1974). English Mountain Summits. London: Robert Hale. pp. 70. ISBN 0-7091-4560-8. 
  2. Wainwright, Alfred (1970). "Walk 4". Walks in limestone country. Kendal: Westmorland Gazette.