Silver How and Easedale

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It’s been a good weekend! On Saturday Wigan, against the odds, won the Rugby League Grand Final at Old Trafford, and on Sunday we enjoyed great Autumn weather during a walk in the Lake District.

We set off early to beat the traffic and also to make the most of the day. Arriving at Grasmere before 11, we parked up and were welcomed by a bright and sunny morning.

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I’d planned a route taking us up to Silver How, a modest fell that overlooks Grasmere, and then along the ridge to Blea Rigg, down into Easedale and then back to Grasmere Village

Taking the path towards Allan Bank we caught sight of our first objective

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It was a steady climb, and with the light being bright and clear we got good views of the surrounding fells

Looking back towards Helm Crag, Seat Sandal and Fairfield

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A glimpse of Grasmere through the bracken

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The views from the summit were outstanding

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Looking east over Grasmere and Rydal Water

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Fairfield, part of it’s “horseshoe” and Helvelyn

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The view north west towards the Langdale Pikes and Bowfell, which we’d climbed earlier this year

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The Coniston Fells with Lingmoor Fell in the foreground

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Langdale and Elterwater with Windermere visible in the distance

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Leaving the summit of Silver How behind

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we set our north west across the moorland heading toward Lang How

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The view of the upper reaches of Langdale opened up

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Looking across to the fells of the Fairfield horseshoe

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Keeping on across the fell towards Blea Rigg

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Reaching the top of Easedale we descended down the slope towards Easedale Tarn

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The cloud had started to come in

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Finally reaching the tarn, where we stopped for a short while. There were quite a few peopl enjoying a pleasant autumn afternoon on its shores

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We headed down Sour Milk Ghyll

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with its waterfalls

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reaching the main Easedale valley

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Back towards Grasmere village past Allan Bank

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and a flock of Herdwick sheep

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Reaching the village, it’s mandatory to stop and buy some Grasmere gingerbread!

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and pay homage to Wordsworth

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before returning to the car for the journey home.

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7 thoughts on “Silver How and Easedale

  1. We’ve been up Silver How a couple if times but carried on to Loughrigg and Rydal (mandatory stop at the Badger Bar) then back to Grasmere via the Coffin Route. Might try this next time – Easdale Tarn is normally our quick up and down walk as we arrive or just before we leave, but this sounds a nice circle.

    • That was our other option.
      And difficult to choose between the two But this route was a little more challenging and gave us good views of Langdale and down to Easdale Tarn on a fine day.

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