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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.

If you're wondering what it looks like, , , ,

It's just a really long lay-by
 
The number of walks to choose from is 52

2nd January 2017
  Helm Crag and a circuit of Grasmere 7.8 mile about 1700 ft
A591 - Butharlyp How - Easedale Road - White Crag - Helm Crag - Green Burn - Ghyll Foot - Low Mill Bridge - Easedale Road - Grasmere (village) - Grasmere (lake) - Baneriggs - A591 - Grasmere (village) - A591
 

29th August 2016
  Seat Sandal 5.3 mile 2200 ft
A591 - Mill Bridge - Seat Sandal south ridge - Seat Sandal - Grisedale Tarn - Grisedale Hause - Hause Moss - Tongue Gill - Mill Bridge - A591
 

31st July 2016
  Atone Arthur to Alcock Tarn 7.4 mile about 2600 ft
A591 - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Alcock Tarn - How top - Grasmere - A591
 

4th June 2016
  The Greenburn skyline - Helm Crag to Steel Fell 7.5 mile About 2300 ft
A591 - Low Mill Bridge - Helmside - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn - Steel Fell - Cotra Breast - Helmside - Low Mill Bridge - A591
 

1st November 2015
  Alcock Tarn, Nab Scar, Rydal and Grasmere 7.1 mile 1600 ft
A591 - Greenhead Gill - Alcock Tarn - Nab Scar - Rydal - Rydal Hall - Rydal Water - Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - Grasmere (village) - A591
 

18th April 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 36
  7 tarns from Grasmere 12.3 mile 3400 ft
A591 - Butharlyp How - Easdale - Easdale Tarn - Codale Tarn - Sergeant Man - Thunacar Knott Tarn - Thunacar Knott - High Raise - Sergeant Man Tarn(s) - Ash Crags Tarn - Brownrigg Tarn - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn(s) - Steel Fell - Cotra Breast - Helmside - Low Mill Bridge - A591
 

5th April 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 31
  Grisedale Tarn 5.3 mile 2300 ft
A591 - Mill Bridge - Seat Sandal south ridge - Seat Sandal - Grisedale Tarn - Grisedale Hause - Hause Moss - Hause Riggs - Little Tongue - Mill Bridge - A591
 

24th August 2014
  Fairfield to Stone Arthur 6.4 mile 2800 ft
A591 - Mill Bridge - Tongue Gill - Grisedale Hause - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur - A591
 

29th June 2014
  Stone Arthur to Alcock Tarn 6.8 mile 2600 ft
A591 - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Alcock Tarn - Forest Side - A591
 

5th May 2014
  Silver How and Grasmere 7.2 mile 1500 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Allan Bank - Wray Gill - Silver How - Dow Bank - Red Bank - Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - Grasmere - A591
 

2nd February 2014
  Alcock Tarn, Nab Scar, Rydal and Grasmere 7 mile 1800 ft
A591 - Alcock Tarn - Nab Scar - Rydal - Rydal Water - Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - road to Grasmere (village) - A591
 

21st September 2013
  Stone Arthur to Elterwater 13.4 mile about 3000 ft
A591 - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Rydal - Rydal Church - Rydal Water - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Tarn - Skelwith Bridge - Skelwith Force - Elterwater - Walthwaite Bottom - Hammerscar Plantation - road to Grasmere - A591
 

11th August 2013
  Showers around Grasmere and Rydal 7 mile not much ascent
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
 

21st July 2013
  Grasmere, Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge and Loughrigg Tarn 8.9 mile 1100 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Hunting Stile - Elterwater - Eltermere - Skelwith Bridge - Loughrigg Tarn - Grasmere (lake) - A591 - Grasmere - A591
 

29th June 2013
  Alcock Tarn, Rydal and Grasmere 7.6 mile 1000 ft
A591 - Alcock Tarn - Whitemoss Common - A591 - Rydal Water - end of Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - road to Grasmere village - A591
 

5th May 2013
  A very wet walk around Grasmere

4.8 mile

Not much
A591 - Grasmere - A591 - Penny Rock Wood - Grasmere Weir - Grasmere shoreline path - road to Grasmere village - A591
 

29th March 2013
  Gibson Knott, Calf Crag and Steel Fell 7 mile 2100 ft
A591 - Low Mill Bridge - Ghyll Foot - Bracken Hause - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn - Steel Fell - Cotra Breast - Ghyll Foot - Low Mill Bridge - A591
 

10th March 2013
  Silver How, Grasmere and Rydal 9.2 mile 2000 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Allan Bank - Wray Gill - Brigstone Moss - Silver How - Grasmere (lake) - Rydal Water - Rydal - Coffin Route to Grasmere - A591
 

28th February 2013
  Seat Sandal to Stone Arthur 7 mile 3200 ft
A591 - Mill Bridge - Seat Sandal - Grisedale Hause - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur - Brackenwife Knotts - Tongue Gill - Mill Bridge - A591
 

1st January 2013
  Helm Crag and Grasmere 5.9 mile 1200 ft
A591 - Butharlyp Howe - Easedale Road - White Crag - Helm Crag - Bracken Hause - Green Burn - Ghyll Foot - Underhelm - Easedale Road - Grasmere - A591
 

11th November 2012
  Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal 5.3 mile 2100 ft
A591 - Mill Bridge - Tongue Gill - Little Tongue Gill - Little Tongue - Hause Moss - Grisedale Hause - Grisedale Tarn - Seat Sandal - South Ridge - Mill Bridge - A591
 

7th October 2012
  Silver How, Loughrigg Fell and the Coffin Route to Grasmere 10.8 mile 2800 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Allan Bank - Wray Gill - Silver How - Spedding Crag - Dow Bank - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Fell - Loughrigg Fell Tarn - Miller Brow - Rydal - Coffin Route - How Top - Grasmere - A591
 

4th October 2012
  Helm Crag and Grasmere 5.5 mile 1200 ft
A591 - Butharlyp Howe - Easedale Road - White Crag - Helm Crag - Bracken Hause - Green Burn - Ghyll Foot - Underhelm - Easedale Road - Grasmere - A591
 

15th July 2012
  Stone Arthur to Nab Scar 8.8 mile 2800 ft
A591 - Stone Arthur - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Rydal Hall - Rydal - Rydal Water - Town End - Grasmere - A591
 

7th July 2012
  Silver How and Grasmere 6.7 mile 1500 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Allan Bank - Wray Gill - Solver How - Spedding Crag - Dow Bank - Red Bank - Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere - A591 - Grasmere - A591
 

21st April 2012
  April showers on a walk to Easedale Tarn 6.9 mile 900 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Easedale Road - Easedale - Sourmilk Gill - Easedale Tarn - Stythwaite Steps - Goody Bridge - Low Mill Bridge - A591
 

6th April 2012
  Elterwater and Loughrigg Tarn from Grasmere 9.1 mile 1200 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Hunting Stile - Elterwater - Eltermere - Skelwith Bridge - Loughrigg Tarn - Grasmere (lake) - A591 - Grasmere - A591
 

12th February 2012
  Alcock Tarn, Rydal and Grasmere 7.6 mile 1400 ft
A591 - Greenhead Gill - Alcock Tarn - White Moss Tarn - Coffin route to Rydal - Rydal Water - Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - Grasmere - A591
 

22nd December 2011
  Helm Crag and Grasmere 5.5 mile 1200 ft
A591 - Butharlyp Howe - Easedale Road - White Crag - Helm Crag - Bracken Hause - Green Burn - Ghyll Foot - Underhelm - Easedale Road - Grasmere - A591
 

29th October 2011
  A wet walk around Grasmere and Rydal 7 mile 700 ft
A591 - Grasmere - The Lea - Grasmere (lake) - end of Loughrigg Terrace - Rydal Water - Rydal - Coffin route to Grasmere - A591
 

28th August 2011
  Grasmere, Ambleside and quite a few other places 12.3 mile 1700 ft
A591 - Grasmere - The Lea - Grasmere (lake) - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Tarn - Lilly Tarn - Miller Bridge - Ambleside - Miller Bridge - Pelter Bridge - Rydal Water - White Moss Common - How top - Town End - Grasmere - A591
 

14th May 2011
  A circuit of Grasmere and Rydal 7.2 mile 800 ft
A591 - Grasmere - The Lea - Grasmere (lake) - end of Loughrigg Terrace - Rydal Water - Pelter Bridge - Rydal - Coffin Route to Grasmere - A591
 

23rd March 2011
  Greenburn skyline - Helm Crag to Steel Fell 9.4 mile 2300 ft
A591 - Butharlyp Howe - Easadale Road - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn - Steel Fell - Cotra Breast - Helm Side - Low Mill Bridge - Goody Bridge - Grasmere - A591
 

30th January 2011
  Stone Arthur to Nab Scar 7.4 mile 2500 ft
A591 - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Alcock Tarn - How Top - Grasmere - A591
 

19th December 2010
  We might as well go somewhere sunny - Silver How 6.7 mile 1500 ft
Grasmere - Allan Bank - Wray Gill - Silver How - Spedding Crag - Dow Bank - High Close - Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - Grasmere (village)
 

11th December 2010
  Seat Sandal and Grasmere 7.4 mile 2300 ft
A591 - Mill Bridge - Little Tongue - Hause Riggs - Grisedale Hause - Seat Sandal - South Ridge - A591 - Town Head - Under Helm - Easedale road - Grasmere - A591
 

20th November 2010
  Helm Crag and Easedale Tarn 7.1 mile 1700 ft
A591 - Butharlyp Howe - Easedale Road - Lancrigg - White Crag - Helm Crag - Stythwaite Steps - Easedale Tarn - Sourmilk Gill - Easedale - Grasmere - A591
 

10th October 2010
  Grasmere and Rydal 7.5 mile 900 ft
A591 - Grasmere (village) - Grasmere (lake) - end of Loughrigg Terrace - Rydal Caves - Pelter Bridge - Rydal - Coffin route to Grasmere - A591
 

8th September 2010
  A sunny afternoon on Silver How 6.8 mile 1500 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Alan Bank - Wray Gill - Silver How - Spedding Crag - Dow Bank - High Close - Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere - Penny Rock Wood - A591 - Grasmere - A591
 

1st August 2010
  Allcock Tarn and Nab Scar 6.2 mile 1700 ft
A591 - Alcock Tarn - below Lord Crag - Nab Scar - sheepfold above Rydal Beck - Rydal - Coffin Route - How Top - Grasmere - A591
 

26th June 2010
  Silver How and Loughrigg Fell 10.4 mile 3050 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Allan Bank - Wray Gill - Silver How - Megs Gill - Chapel Stile - Walthwaite - High Close - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Fell - Rydal Caves - Rydal Water - Rydal - Rydal Mount - Coffin route - How Top - Grasmere - A591
 

18th April 2010
  Making it up as we go along from Grasmere 9.8 mile 980 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Hunting Stile - Walthwaite - Chapel Stile - Elterwater - Elter Water - Skelwith Bridge - Loughrigg Tarn - Loughrigg Terrace - Grasmere (lake) - A591 - Grasmere - A591
 

11th December 2009
  Stone Arthur to Alcock Tarn 7.4 mile 2500 ft
A591 - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Alcock Tarn - Town End - Grasmere - A591
 

29th November 2008
  My first snow of the winter - Stone Arthur to Nab Scar 9.2 mile 3200 ft
A591 - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfied - Great Rigg - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Dockey Tarn - Alcock Tarn - How Top - Dove Cottage - A591
 

20th April 2008
  Grasmere and Silver How 5.7 mile 1450 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Alan Bank - Silver How - Dow Bank (below) - Redbank Wood (edge of) - The Lea - Grasmere - A591
 

6th April 2008
  Great minds think alike - bumping into John on Fairfield 6.4 mile 3230 ft
A591 - Swan Hotel - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Grisedale Tarn - Seat Sandal - Seat Sandal's south ridge - A591
 

30th September 2007
  Helm Crag to Calf Crag and Greenburn Bottom 7.6 mile 2200 ft
A591 - Grasmere - Easedale - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Greenburn Bottom - Mill Bridge - A591
 

25th August 2007
  Two fells, two lakes and a tarn from Grasmere 7.1 mile 2305 ft
A591 - Alcock Tarn - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Rydal - Rydal Water - Grasmere (lake) - Grasmere - A591
 

25th February 2007
  Seat Sandal once and Little Tongue twice 5.4 mile 2360 ft
A591 (Travelers Rest) - Little Tongue Gill - Hause Riggs - Grisedale Hause - Seat Sandal - South Ridge - Above the Intake Wall - Little Tongue Gill - A591 (Travelers Rest)
 

28th August 2006
  The ridge above Grasmere - Alcock Tarn to Nab Scar. 6.3 mile 2159 ft
A591 (The Swan) - Alcock Tarn - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Rydal - Town End - A591 (The Swan)
 

8th July 2006
  Seat Sandal and Grisedale Tarn from the Travellers Rest Nr Grasmere. 5 mile 2329 ft
A591 (Travellers Rest) - Little Tongue - Grisedale Hause - Seat Sandal - A591 (Travellers Rest)
 

4th October 2005
  Seat Sandal to Stone Arthur from Nr Grasmere. 7.1 mile 3255 ft
Dunmail Raise (bottom) - Tongue Gill - Grisedale Hause - Seat Sandal - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur - A591 - Dunmail Raise
 

 



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