Lakeland Walking Breaks, walking breaks in the Lake District

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Walks Around Grasmere


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Enjoy a walking holiday in Grasmere with this super book.

  • A5 size book, ideal for slipping into the rucksack.
  • Easy to follow instructions, with map and cultural notes. All instructions checked to ensure accuracy
  • Not available in any shop. Buy Online

Written by walking video producer Eric Worsley, this unique book is the perfect accompaniment to a short break in the Grasmere area. It features a wide range of routes, from a stroll around Grasmere Lake, to the ascent of Fairfield.. Also included are historical and cultural notes that offer a unique perspective into the human interaction with the landscape through which you will be walking.

  • Fully checked walks along popular tried and tested routes.

  • Mix of easy and more strenuous routes.

  • Approx. size: A5 145 x 105 mm.

  • 60 pages with colour cover and colour photos.

  • 8 walks.

  • Hand drawn maps and numbered instructions to help you find your way.

Walks include:

  • Circuit of Grasmere. A delightful stroll around the village, followed by a walk along the Lake Shore path. An ideal introduction to Grasmere village and Lake.
  • Helm Crag and Far Easedale. A short but steep climb up to one of the most iconic landmarks in Lakeland, the Lion and the Lamb rock formation on Helm Crag, followed by a wonderful ridge walk. For those who do not want to walk the ridge, an alternative return route is outlined.
  • Loughrigg Fell Loughrigg (pronounced Luff Rigg) stands between Grasmere and Ambleside, and features stunning views in every direction. If you are looking for wonderful scenery and pick a fine day you should not be disappointed.
  • Alcock Tarn The celebrated fell guide author Alfred Wainwright, described Alcock Tarn as 'dreary'. We can only think that he was in a bad mood on the day he walked to the tarn, which is, in fact, quite delightful.
  • Elterwater A wonderful walk over the low ridge that divides Grasmere from the Langdale Valley, to enjoy the delights of Elterwater and Great Langdale Beck. After stopping to view the waterfall at Skelwith, we head back over the fell via Loughrigg Tarn. A truly delightful day out.
  • Silver Howe. A low Wainwright fell that is as scenic as many of it's loftier neighbours, the route up to Silver Howe is steep, but the fell is not high, and the rewards are breathtaking.
  • Fairfield A wonderful high fells walk via Stone Arthur and Great Rigg, to the summit of Fairfield, which at 873 metres above sea level is the highest walk in the book. The return includes Grisedale Tarn, which is reputed to hold an ancient Royal Crown.
  • Easedale Tarn. A stroll up the side of the fell, beside a mountain stream, to Easedale Tarn, once the site of a late Victorian tea room and fishery. The tea room may be no more, but the tarn is as beautiful as it has ever been.

Instructions include alternative return routes for some walks to enhance your enjoyment.


Follow this recipe for a Walk

All you need is:-

  • A Guide Book
  • A bit of Walking Gear.
  • Good Boots
  • An even better Camera.

This is what you do

  • Wake in the morning, enjoy a great breakfast, then don boots and walking gear.
  • Choose any walk from your book, according to taste, and set off.
  • Stop at intervals to photograph the wonderful scenery, or maybe some wild life.
  • After your walk, in the evening, relax, remember with affection the sights you have seen, and plan tomorrow's walk.
  • Retire and sleep well.


The guides advertised on this page are sold by Jonathan Craig Guides, 36 Ghyll Road, Windermere. LA23 2LW

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