28th March 2004

Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal from Wythburn Church.


Walk Overview
Time 08:20 to 12:15
Duration 3 hr 55 min
Distance 6.2 mile
Ascent 2277 ft
Walking with On my own
Wythburn Church - Raise Beck - Grisedale Tarn - Grisedale Hause - Seat Sandal - Raise Beck - Wythburn Church
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, behind Wythburn church, Thirlmere

Undoubtedly most people park here to begin an ascent of the ever popular Helvellyn fells. Speaking personally, the path from here on to the Helvellyn ridge via Birk side is my favourite route up to the Helvellyn ridge.

There is a charge for this car park and it does tend to ful up prety quickly at all times of year.


Route Map

Birkside Gill

Looking over Dunmail Raise towards Helm Crag

The View back down Raise Beck

The approach to Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn

The outflow end of Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn's shallow outflow

Grisedale Tarn with St Sunday Crag on the right and Ullswater in the distance

Seat Sandal Summit in heavy cloud and rain

Thirlmere from near Dunmail Raise

The bottom of Birkside Gill

Birkside Gill

David Hall -
Lake District Walks