Easedale Tarn, Codale Tarn and Tarn Crag from Grasmere
Video run time: 35 minutes 41 seconds
Tarn Crag is arrived at by way of visiting two delightful tarns - Easedale Tarn and Codale Tarn. Grasmere is left via Easedale Road and then a short steep path is followed by the waterfall up the side of Sourmilk Gill to reach Easedale Tarn, which backed by Tarn Crag is a place to stop and linger and a popular place for picnics. The walk heads on up another steep path to pass behind Belles Knott to reach Codale Tarn, a much quieter place to stop and rest. Then on about seven hundred metres to Tarn Crag - the path on this section is indistinct in places and is probably best avoided in mist or bad visibility unless your map and compass skills are very good. Tarn Crag affords wonderful views of the Helvellyn range and over Easedale towards Rydal Water and Windermere. A ridge is then followed down in to Far Easedale Gill on the return back to Grasmere.
|Parking:||The walk starts from the junction of Easedale Road and Broadgate in Grasmere opposite Sam Read's bookshop (grid reference NY 336 076) - There are quite a few pay and display car parks in Grasmere.|
|Directions:||Nearest post code for Sat Nav: LA22 9SY - get directions here|
|Walk distance:||7 miles (11.2 Km)|
|Estimated walk time:||3 hours 40 minutes|
|Height climbed:||590 metres|
|Grade:||2-C: A medium length walk that has rugged terrain and some steep climbs|
|Peaks / summits:||Tarn Crag (550m)|
|Wainwrights:||Tarn Crag (150th highest - 550m)|
|Map:||Ordnance Survey - Explorer OL7 (The English Lakes - South-eastern Area)
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|Walk features:||Birds, Café, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Lakes or Tarns, Pubs, Stream or River, Views, Waterfall, Wildlife|
|Facilities / refreshments:||Many pubs and cafes in Grasmere|
|Nearest town:||Walk starts in Grasmere|
|Local accommodation:||View accommodation close to the start of this walk from Sykes Holiday Cottages|
|Walk Tags:||Video walk, Grasmere, Videowalk, Videowalks, Video walks, Lake District, Easedale Road, Easedale Beck, Grasmere Youth Hostel, New Bridge, Sourmilk Gill, Easedale Tarn, Tarn Crag, Brinhowe Crag, Stythwaite Steps, Blea Crag, Eagle Crag, Belles Knott, Codale Tarn, Stenners Crag, Far Easedale Gill, Wainwright, Wordsworth|
|Video run time:||35 minutes 41 seconds|
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