19th November 2011

Silver How, Great Langdale and Loughrigg Fell


Walk Overview
Time 09.20 to 14.20
Duration 5 hr
Distance 10.4 mile
Ascent 2900 ft
Walking with On my own ( Lesley and Keith Durbin on top of Loughrigg )
Grasmere - Kelbarrow - Silver How - Megs Gill - Harry Place Farm - Great Langdale - Chapel Stile - Walthwaite - High Close - end of Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Fell - Loughrigg Tarn - Oaks - Redbank Wood - 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

Cunninghams outdoor shop are selling sledges. Perhaps they know something I don't.

Looking across to the Nab Scar, Heron Pike ridge from the path near Kelbarrow.

Grasmere comes into view as I gain more height. Rydal is also there, but it's a bit difficult to make out.

A view back along the path I'd followed from the Grasmere road. This was the point at which I turned off and headed up to Silver How.

This is a great little route onto Silver How and one that wouldn't be out of place on fells of more than twice the height of this one.

I didn't get the brightest of outlooks from Silver How this morning as this picture of Brigstone Moss shows, but I was still well below the cloud and it was quite warm when I was on the move.

Graemere and Rydal, taken from Silver How.

Crossing Megs Gill.

Looking down to Elterwater Quarry. I wonder what they'll do when that last bit has been removed.

Rather then take the path down to the quarries right above Chapel Stile, I stuck to the slightly higher ground so I would end up on the path leading to Harry Place Farm and Great Langdale.

This is the path I've just mentioned and that's Great Langdale.

Approaching Harry Place Farm.
A sign next to the gate tells me that "The land beyond this wall is private. Do not enter". That's fair enough, I'll turn left and follow the proper path down to the road.


This is the path I used to cross over to the other side of Great Langdale Beck where I then turned left to head into Chapel Stile.

A view through Great Langdale to the Langdale Pikes which are more or less clear from the clouds.

This is New Bridge found just outside Chapel Stile, , ,   , , , despite its name, it was built in 1818.
Not quite new, but if something has worked for almost 200 years what's the point in changing it now.

Drinking trough below Chapel Stile Church.

Looking back to Chapel Stile.

Elterwater seen across Walthwaite Bottom.

Deerbolts Wood.
It was a bit too early to head back so, as seen as though I was so close, I decided to head up onto Loughrigg Fell.

Grasmere, taken from the path up Loughrigg Fell or simply Lufrigg.

Lingmoor Fell on the left, the Langdales in the distance and Silver How taking up most of the right hand side of the picture. Notice the 'line' running up the fellside just to the right of Silver How summit, that's the route I took onto Silver How this morning. The one I said was a great little route.

Loughrigg Fell summit.


A close up of Oaks.

The road to The How and Loughrigg Tarn, or, because I'm looking in this direction, the road from them.

Loughrigg Tarn reflections.

Oaks. Not the most imaginative name, but what a lovely place.

Walking down the lonning back down to the Grasmere road.

And to finish, a picture of Grasmere.
The fell on the left is Seat Sandal.

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Lake District Walks