20th June 2009

Here, there and everywhere after Silver How


Walk Overview
Time 10.15 to 14.45
Duration 4 hr 30 min
Distance 9.1 mile
Ascent 2300 ft
Walking with On my own
Grasmere - Allan Bank - Wray Gill - Silver How - Lang How Tarn - Lang How - Swinescar Pike - Below Lang How - Brigstone Moss - Below Silver How - Dow Bank ridge - High Close - Loughrigg Terrace - White Moss car park - How Top - 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

A very quiet morning in Grasmere.

I didn't really have any plans for today's walk other than walking up Silver How from Grasmere. From there, I simply made it up as I went along, all the while keeping an eye on the weather. Almost the whole walk was done with a continuous succession of light showers.

Seat Sandal, Grisedale Hause and Stone Arthur, all seen above Grasmere.

Looking back down the narrow lane above Allan Bank.


Brigstone Moss.
I didn't realise it at this point, but I'd be walking back across this area later in the walk.

Grasmere and Rydal Water taken from Silver How summit.

I suppose it was the perfect day for a walk across here, with plenty of water underfoot and plenty of water overhead, and of course me stuck between the two.

What a sad picture. Lang How Tarn, looking incredibly overgrown and on the verge of vanishing all together. Even though this is just the natural course of things, I'm still tempted to say we should "step in" and clear the tarn before it disappears for good.

The view down to Blindtarn Moss.

Grasmere seen in front of the western arm of the Fairfield horseshoe.

Walking through Brigstone Moss. To say it was a bit wet underfoot doesn't really do it justice.

Crossing the top of Wray Gill.

After deciding not to go to the top of Silver How for a second time I headed down this steep but very interesting path down the east side of the summit.

The view back to Silver How.

Passing by the little un-named tarn near Huntingstile Crag.

And a little further on, we have a view looking down to the unnecessarily high number of paths in the area.

Where to go now?
Well why not head down to Loughrigg Terrace as seen as though it's so close.

, , , and here it is. Thankfully it wasn't anywhere near as busy as I expected it to be.

Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace.

The footbridge over the River Rothay. (the section of the river between Grasmere and Rydal Water)

Peeping over the wall to get a view of Grasmere and Silver How.

It was about four hours late, but the little bit of sunshine I had near How Top was very welcome.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks