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Easedale Tarn, Codale Tarn and Tarn Crag walk from Grasmere

Video run time: 35 minutes 41 seconds


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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.



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Parking: The walk starts from the junction of Easedale Road and Broadgate in Grasmere opposite Sam Read's bookshop (grid reference NY 337 076) - There are quite a few pay and display car parks in Grasmere.
Directions: Google Maps: get directions here / What3words: ladder.obey.firewall
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)
Buy this map from Ordnance Survey
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


Hill profile:

Hill profile

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Nearby accommodation
Tirril Farm Cottages: Tirril View, Tirril, Penrith, Cumbria. CA10 2JE
Tel: 01768 864767 - Email: enquiries@tirrilfarmcottages.co.uk
Hartsop Fold: Crossgate Lane, Hartsop, Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria. CA11 ONZ
Tel: 01539 622069 - Email: bookings@hartsop-fold.co.uk


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