Grasmere / Far Easedale

  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Across Grisedale Tarn toward Patterdale - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Greenup Edge top - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Easedale and Grasmere - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Across Easedale - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Easedale and Grasmere - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Upper Easedale - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Easedale and Grasmere - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Field patterns, Easedale - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Bright grasses - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Easedale tarn, Langdales behind - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Wood below Helm Crag - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Grasmere - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Up Tongue Gill - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Across Tongue Gill, good colours - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: UpTongue Gill, good light, Seat Saddle to left - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Back down Tongue Gill - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Across Tongue Gill, good colours - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: back downTongue Gill, - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Near Hause Gap - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Grisedale Tarn - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Around Grasmere  - © Patrick Lynch flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Around Grasmere  - © Patrick Lynch flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Around Grasmere  - © Patrick Lynch flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Cloudscape and Landscape - ©  Andrew flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Coming down Far Easdale  - © Andrew Bowden flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley - © Tim Green flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Cow and Calf  - © Tim Green flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Far Easedale  - © Andrew Bowden flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Far Easedale Gill  - © Andrew Bowden flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Grasmere  - © Colin Houston flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Grasmere Mini  - © OzzY flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Helm Crag - © Andy Lamb flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Helm Crag  - © Andy Lamb flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Helm Crag  - © Andy Lamb flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Across Grisedale Tarn to Hause Gap - © William Mackesy
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: The route down to Far Easedale  - © Andrew Bowden flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Walk to Helm Crag  - © Ed Webster flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Walk to Helm Crag  - © Ed Webster flickr user
  • Grasmere / Far Easedale: Walk to Helm Crag  - © Ed Webster flickr user

Key information: Grasmere / Far Easedale

    • Grasmere is one of Lakeland’s best walking bases, despite the throngs of Wordsworth tourists.
    • Far Easedale, one of Lakeland’s loveliest valleys lies to the west, between superb and very walkable ridges.
    • The Helvellyn Massif lies to the north-east. A fine walk will get you up Tongue Gill to Grisedale Tarn on the high pass between Grasmere and Patterdale.

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  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 500m or so
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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Grasmere / Far Easedale: Easedale and Grasmere - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

Grasmere is one of Lakeland’s best walking bases, despite the throngs of Wordsworth tourists.

Far Easedale, one of Lakeland’s loveliest valleys, lies to the west, between superb and very walkable ridges.

Helm Crag to the north, directly above Grasmere, can be climbed from the village in less than 2 hours round trip. But the ridge it is on is too good to miss, 2hours + of up and down, sporting a host of superb views, round to Calf Crag at the valley head.

The Tarn Crag ridge to the south of Easedale is also superb. To its south is Easedale Tarn in a fine bowl of rough ridges: a 2 hr return walk from Grasmere.

A perfect walk is to walk up Easedale to its head, then swing north and return on the high ridge. A gorgeous 4 hour (ish) circuit.

Easy and pretty walk around Grasmere.

The Helvellyn Massif lies to the north-east. A fine walk will get you up Tongue Gill to Grisedale Tarn on the high pass between Grasmere and Patterdale. From here you can climb Dollywagon Pike and head on to Helvellyn; or Fairfield to the east and on to St. Sunday Crag or Great Rigg.

See our Lake District page for further photos and general and practical information.

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Grasmere / Far Easedale: UpTongue Gill, good light, Seat Saddle to left - © William Mackesy

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Grasmere / Far Easedale: Field patterns, Easedale - © William Mackesy

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Grasmere / Far Easedale: Easedale tarn, Langdales behind - © William Mackesy...
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