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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 20.20km (12.55 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
Ascent 753m (2470ft)
Descent 757m (2483ft)
Max. Elevation 760m (2493ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 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.
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Follow the public footpath - direction 'Silver How'.
About 0.31 km (~0.19 miles) from
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Follow the path through the trees and head left towards Silver How.
About 0.59 km (~0.37 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.
About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
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From Silver How, follow the path east. Slow ascent to Blea Crag. Several small tarns on the left.
About 2.63 km (~1.63 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.
About 2.69 km (~1.67 miles) from
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Follow the rotten post path to Ullscarf, it's fairly straightforward.
About 2.94 km (~1.83 miles) from
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Follow the posts until the edge of the fell and turn right to find an easy way around.
About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
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Keep following the posts; the bog starts here, so mind your feet.
About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
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Follow the posts; a tarn on the right.
About 1.05 km (~0.65 miles) from
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Peak number 5 - follow the posts.
About 2.50 km (~1.55 miles) from
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Through the bog - following the posts still, very nice views from here.
About 1.58 km (~0.98 miles) from
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At last, a path to follow! It's well marked but includes some small boggy areas.
About 0.68 km (~0.42 miles) from
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This is a steep descent, but you'll have a fantastic view of Derwent Water.
About 0.95 km (~0.59 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.
About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from

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