|Walk:||Easedale Tarn, Codale Tarn, Tarn Crag, Greathead Crag, Stythwaite Steps, Far Easedale|
|Start Point:||Grasmere School car park||Grid Reference:||NY 338 073|
|Distance:||9 miles||Ascent:||2,200 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny spells with a short rain and hail shower|
|Comments:||12 members joined the leader on the popular path to Easedale Tarn. Most of the group then carried on to Tarn Crag via Codale Tarn while one member explored the opposite side of the tarn before meeting us at Stythwaite steps. The views were great, from the gushing torrent of Sourmilk Gill to the distant fells in all directions.|
Taking the path beside Easedale Road
The water is quite high in Easdale Gill . . .
and, as we expected
Sourmilk Gill is quite a picture today
with lots of photo opportunities
New growth amongst the old
Time for a pause . . .
beside the waterfall . . .
but we won't be paddling in the pool today
Arriving at Easedale Tarn . . .
we pause for a group photo . . .
before continuing beside the Tarn
Time for a morning break
Jenny practises for the long jump - or is it the triple jump?!
Phil decides to stick to the lower path . . .
and makes his way across the Gill
Ray checks ot our route
Crossing the beck . . .
where Robb gives a helping hand
on the way to Codale Tarn
Ian takes flying leap . . .
to cross over the beck . . .
while John and Lesley take the upper path
Tarn Carg . . .
where it's time for a group photo
Easedale Tarn from Tarn Crag
A sudden hail and heavy rain shower while we have our lunch stop - but who is hiding under the umbrella?
A break in the rain reveals that Ray is resposible for the umbrella
Phil spots the main group on the horizon
Continueing the descent . . .
as Easedale Tarn comes back into view
Quite a waymarker!
Far Easedale . . .
where the group takes a short break
Where is the ivy?
Nearing the end of the walk