Height: 550 metres / 1804 feet Grid reference: NY 30358 09326 Category: The Central Fells
Start point: Grasmere (NY 337 073)
Grasmere – Easedale Tarn – Tarn Crag – Codale Tarn – Belles Knott – Easedale Tarn – Grasmere
Distance: 6.7 miles Total Ascent: 535 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 15 minutes Start Time: 10:40
Weather: Cold and clear. 0°C
It was a different experience on the fells today than yesterday – the winter conditions were not as full on and it was a more sedate experience heading into Easedale in the sunshine. Out of the sun, though, it was bitterly cold with the wind on the Tarn Crag ridge making it feel even colder. Crampons were not required today but those micro spikes came in handy on the icy paths on the descent.
Start point: Grasmere (NY 337 074)
Distance: 9.7 miles Total Ascent: 850 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: Generally bright. 13oC.
Today I met up with Andy Lang nice and early for a walk around Easedale and up onto High Raise, the centre of the Lake District. It was very clear this morning but the best of the sunshine was early on and once up onto High Raise the wind was icy. On the way up to Grasmere, all the stretches of water I passed were covered in a thick blanket of mist – here comes winter.
Start point: Grasmere (NY 337 076)
Weather: Sunny at first, rain later.
Today’s walk is a circuit of Grasmere Common, taking in the ever popular Easedale Tarn and the high point of High Raise.
Car parking for this walk is in the village of Grasmere, the popular car park for walks in this area on the Easedale Road has now been transformed into a mini housing estate!
Setting off in bright sunshine (surprising as it was pouring down earlier), I followed the Easedale Road up to Easedale, over the bridge and through an iron gate onto the well defined rocky path.