24th December 2005

A Boxing Day walk to Easedale Tarn.


Walk Overview
Time 10.00 to 14.10
Duration 4 hr 10 min
Distance 6.4 mile
Ascent 1211 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Grasmere - Easedale - Easedale Tarn - Far Easedale - 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

The world famous Sarah Nelson's Grasmere gingerbread shop.

One of the cottages in Grasmere.

New Bridge in the lovely little valley of Easedale.

Taken at the place where the path starts to leave the valley floor and rise uphill towards Sourmilk Gill and Easedale Tarn.

Sourmilk Gill waterfalls.

Looking back down Sourmilk Gill with Helm Crag behind.

Easedale Tarn.

And again from the wet area at the far end of the tarn.

Easedale Tarn's outflow. The area of water with the reflections is actually frozen.

Another view looking down Sourmilk Gill. This time taken from the path we followed down to Far Easedale.

This little bric-a-brac shop was one of only a few places that were open in Grasmere today.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks