Sunday, 15th August 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Grasmere, Easedale Tarn, Codale Tarn, Tarn Crag, Far Easedale, Grasmere (ice cream shop!)
Start Point: Grasmere first car park Grid Reference: NY 339 072
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,700 feet
Time: 6.5 hours    
Weather: Sunny and dry with a light breeze
Comments: "Despite my best efforts to discourage them, 14 walkers turned up at Grasmere to climb Tarn Crag. Three streetwise drivers found space in the school car park with its honesty box while Gina and the Harrison's paid an eye watering 7 for their spot.
A sunny day, a mild breeze and as expected, the walk was done in reverse, clockwise round Easedale Tarn to climb rather than descend the scramble to Codale Tarn, where we had lunch. (There's always a charm about sitting near water with a sandwich and a drink.) Then a short climb to Tarn Crag. That was the plan. Bad map reading, wrong bearing and we were on a course for Greenup Edge. Much advice, gratuitous and ribald and we were at Tarn Crag 10 minutes later. Brief and personal reflections on absent friends then Gina led the long scamper down to the Far Easedale path. I elected to be the (almost out of sight) back marker and nearly kept up with the good natured pack. A rugged path back to Grasmere, some ice-cream and a pleasant drive home"

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Group leaving the school car park in Grasmere. Mind the poles!

 

Sourmilk Gill

 

Coffee stop . . .

 

at Easedale Tarn

 

It's steep . . .

 

and steeper . . .

 

as we look back to Easedale Tarn

 

Codale Tarn, a peaceful spot

 

Tranquillity . . .

 

for a lunch stop . . .

 

and quiet 'reflection'

 

Not for us

 

Heading for . . .

 

Tarn Crag

 

The group takes a tea break

 

Not a very impressive cairn

 

The way down

 

Looking down to Easedale Tarn

 

Time for a last cup of tea, Bill

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