31st July 2005

The ridge above Grasmere - Stone Arthur to Nab Scar.


Walk Overview
Time 09.45 to 15.00
Duration 5 hr 15 min
Distance 9 mile
Ascent 2936 ft
Walking with On my own
Grasmere - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Rydal - Rydal Water - Grasmere (lake) - Grasmere
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Broadgate, Grasmere

Broadgate is one of the three main car parks found in Grasmere. They all charge what may be considered over the odds, but I suppose parking in an area with so many walking options does come with a high price tag.

In addition to the walking on offer, the car park is within a minutes walk from the centre of Grasmere and everything it has to tempt the visitor.


Route Map

Grasmere from the route up to Stone Arthur.
The darker fells in the background are the Coniston Fells.

From just below Stone Arthur summit looking across to the Central Fells.

From Stone Arthur again looking to the Central Fells. Including Gibson Knott, Calf Crag, Steel Fell and Ullscarf.

A close up of Helm Crag and Easedale Tarn.

Looking back down the path to Stone Arthur.

Taken from the point where the path from Stone Arthur meets the main ridge path, with Rydal Fell and Herron Pike. The lakes in the picture are Windermere, Esthwaite Water, Coniston, Eltermere and Grasmere.

From Great Rigg summit with Dollywagon Pike on the left and the ridge path to Fairfield on the right.

Rydal Head and Hart Crag from the path between Great Rigg and Heron Pike.

Looking back in the same direction from a little further along the ridge.
The route I took from Stone Arthur to Great Rigg can be seen running in from the left of the picture.

Grasmere from the path above Nab Scar.

Zooming in on Rydal Cave.

Rydal Water from the same place.
The path behind the wall is the one I used later in the walk and Loughrigg Terrace is the path running up to the top of the picture on the right.

Rydal church.

A Duck with a passion for cheese and onion flavour crisps, next to Rydal Water.

Grasmere with Seat Sandal, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg and Heron Pike behind.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks