Grasmere

Sunday 14th October 2012.

The club visited Grasmere where Keith Tattersall led the B walk.

Leaving Grasmere past Allen bank, the home of Wordsworth from 1808 to 1811, we ascend Silver How crossing Wray Gill. Descending we make our way across Spedding Crag, Dow Bank and Huntingstile Crag to cross the top of the Red Bank Road. Here we have a level walk along Loughrigg Terrace before descending to cross the Rothay to White Moss. A climb from there takes us up to the Coffin Road route back into Grasmere.

Grasmere Panorama

                           Autumn splendour, the view from Loughrigg Terrace

From the top of Silver How there are extensive views reaching to Blencathra, Helvellyn, Fairfield, the Howgills, the Bowlands and Morecambe Bay while near at hand are Bowfell and the Crinkles, Langdale Pikes, Wetherlam, Wansfell Pike, Loughrigg and Helm Crag.

21.View from Silver Hoew

 

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The C party was led by Les Waller – six miles.

This linear walk commences on the northern outskirts of Ambleside on the A591 road. After a short pavement walk we go along the Rydal path for one mile passing Rydal Hall before moving on to Rydal Water. Walking West we pass under Loughrigg Terrace and do a river loop on the two banks of the lakes connecting stream and then walk along the west side of Grasmere Lake. From this lakeside path we join the country lane that brings us into Grasmere village.

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