Nov 072010

Distance: 13.5 km
Time: approx 5hrs
Height gained: 1150m
Map: Outdoor Leisure OL5 – The English Lakes, North-eastern area
Parking: In lay-by on A591 (NY 337085)
Refreshments: “Travellers Rest” near start (NY 336089). Nothing on route.

View the route in OS Openspace: Grasmere – Helvellyn – Thirlmere

Note: My routes starts from my holiday rental cottage in Easedale. If starting from the point suggested above, the route then is around 12 km.

Route: Mill Bridge – Little Tongue Gill – Hause Riggs – Hause Gap – Grisedale Tarn – Dollywagon Pike – High Crag – Nethermost Pike – Striding Edge (western end) – Helvellyn – Lower Man – Browncove Crags – Helvellyn Gill – Highpark Wood.

Return to the start at Grasmere is by bus (once every 2hrs on a winter Sunday).

Nov 062010

Distance: 11.5 km
Time: approx 4hrs
Height gained: 418m
Map: Outdoor Leisure OL4 – The English Lakes, North-western area
Parking: NT car park, Rosthwaite (NY 258158)
Refreshments: Teashop at Watendlath Farm (NY 276173), cafes in Grange (NY 253175) and at Yew Tree Farm (near start/end of route) (NY 258148)

View the route in OS Openspace: Watendlath and Grange

Note: My route starts from Scafell Hotel. The suggested start is more readily accessible.

Route: Rosthwaite – Birkett’s Leap – Puddingstone bank – Watendlath – Watendlath Beck – Mossmire Coppice – High Lodore – Grange – Holmcrag Wood – Low Hows Wood – High Hows Wood – River Derwent – Rosthwaite.