5th September 2009

Rain from start to finish - Grasmere, Elterwater and Loughrigg Tarn


Walk Overview
Time 09.50 to 12.55
Duration 3 hr 5 min
Distance 6.7 mile
Ascent 1031 ft
Walking with On my own
Grasmere - Hunting Stile - Wanthwaite Bottom - Elterwater - Loughrigg Tarn - Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - Road back to 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

For the whole time I was out I had that constant heavy drizzle so it's not surprising that Grasmere was a bit quiet this morning.


Shades of green along the road outside Grasmere.

Reflections on Grasmere, although the dull conditions did nothing to show them off.


It was here that I left the main road and began to follow the lane which offers a lovely route over to the road above Elterwater.

As I said, this is a lovely route.

Out in the open now with no shelter from the rain.

Elterwater may have been open for business, but the place was almost deserted.

All very useful I'm sure, even though I didn't follow any of these routes today. What I did was head straight ahead, following the road up to Loughrigg Tarn.

There it is.
If you've never been here before, please don't use this picture to form an opinion. This really is gorgeous spot.

And also from above.

Looking back along the track.

Grasmere seen from Loughrigg Terrace.

Had it been a nice sunny day, I've no doubt that it would have been swarming with people along here.


A nice colourful scene on an otherwise gloomy day.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks