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From Grasmere YHA to Derwent Water yha

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Lake District starting and finishing in Cumbria, England, about 19.65km (12.21 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 8:00h (1 overnight stay). It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 753m (2470ft)
Loss 757m (2483ft)
Max. Elevation 760m (2493ft)
Elevation (total) 1510m (4953ft)
Keswick, Cumbria, England
Created by Anonymous Walker on 26 Sep 2011
Long walk across Grasmere Common and the central ridge of the Lakes. On a good day, Helvellyn and the Scafel Pike can be seen on either side of the central ridge. The walk crosses a large bog after Ullscarf and wet feet are to be expected. Not to be taken lightly, especially after or during a rainy day.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


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Depart from YHA Grasmere.
Leave Grasmere About 0.31 km (~0.19 miles) from
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Follow the public footpath - direction 'Silver How'.
Towards Silver How About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
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Follow the path through the trees and head left towards Silver How.
Silver How About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
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Follow the main path. You'll need to cross the stream and follow the path to the first summit.
Blea Crag About 2.63 km (~1.63 miles) from
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From Silver How, follow the path east. Slow ascent to Blea Crag. Several small tarns on the left.
High Raise About 2.69 km (~1.67 miles) from
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Follow Blea Rigg, with Stickle Tarn on the left and above it the Langdale Pikes. Follow the path east; Sargeant Man is on the left and it's a slow ascent to High Raise.
Ullscarf About 2.94 km (~1.83 miles) from
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Follow the rotten post path to Ullscarf, it's fairly straightforward.
Towards High Tove 1 About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
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Follow the posts until the edge of the fell and turn right to find an easy way around.
Towards High Tove 2 About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
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Keep following the posts; the bog starts here, so mind your feet.
Towards High Tove 3 About 1.05 km (~0.65 miles) from
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Follow the posts; a tarn on the right.
High Tove About 2.50 km (~1.55 miles) from
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Peak number 5 - follow the posts.
High Seat About 1.58 km (~0.98 miles) from
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Through the bog - following the posts still, very nice views from here.
Towards YHA About 0.68 km (~0.42 miles) from
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At last, a path to follow! It's well marked but includes some small boggy areas.
Towards YHA 2 About 0.95 km (~0.59 miles) from
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This is a steep descent, but you'll have a fantastic view of Derwent Water.
YHA Derwent About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from
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Descend toward Ashness Bridge, there are several waterfalls to admire on the way. The YHA is at the foot of the hill.

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