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).