11th August 2013

Showers around Grasmere and Rydal


Walk Overview
Time 10:15am to 1:30pm
Duration 3hr 15 min
Distance 7 mile
Ascent not much ascent
Walking with Jennifer
A591 - Michael's Fold - A591 - Dove Cottage - White Moss Tarn - Corpse Road to Rydal - Rydal Water - end of Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - Road to Grasmere (village) - A591
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, A591 outside Grasmere

I've described this spot as roadside parking, but it is actually a rather long lay-by found between Grasmere and the bottom of Dunmail Raise. It is quite a popular spot, so latecomers may arrive to find it full. If this turned out to be the case the best alternative would be to try one of the car parks in Grasmere itself. It all depends on where you're going of course, but the distance this would add onto your walk is not much at all.


Route Map

Helm Crag, Steel Fell and our parking spot.

Dora's Cottage.

Looking over to the Easedale area I could see a heavy shower heading our way. This one and the next one were heavy enough to need a jacket but thankfully the rest weren't really heavy enough the be worth the hassle of messing around with the jacket.

A view across to Silver How.

Helm Crag.

Turning around to look down the road towards Dove Cottage. The people you can see are standing outside Dove Cottage.

Whitemoss Common Tarn, , , almost.

The coffin route to Rydal is in it's full summer attire at the moment. It's just a pity the sun wasn't putting in an appearance to show it off.

Rydal Water, seen from the coffin route.


Passing by the money tree.    

There were lots of nice houses and cottages passed on this walk. These two are found on the road between Rydal Mount and the church.

The Badger Bar. There was hardly any wind at all along here so the sign on the wall must be rusted into position.

Lunch with a view down Rydal Water to Silver How, and also a view across to, , ,

, , , Nab Scar.

This is Nab Scar again. This time seen from the path leading to Loughrigg Terrace.

Grasmere's weir and Silver How.

A close up of Helm Crag enjoying a fleeting moment of sunshine.

There were far less people in Grasmere today than there were when we walked through here a few weeks ago. And, because of the change in weather, almost everyone was wearing more clothes than the folk we saw last time.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks