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Grisedale Tarn, Coast to Coast

Grisedale Tarn, Coast to Coast

Grisedale Tarn fills a bowl at the foot of Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Dollywaggon Pike, all famed mountains in the Helvellyn range. The usually pleasant walk either from Grasmere or Patterdale, along solid paths, takes in some fabulous scenery. Often the mountain tops display fingers of mist creeping hauntingly along the upper slopes, and the rushing waters provide a cadence refreshing to the soul.

The first time we walked from Grasmere to Patterdale, in 2016, we rambled up Little Tongue following the Coast to Coast path. We did so on a rough weather day, the wind howling and shrieking around us and the mist cloaking our view all the way to the summit of our walk, Gavel Gap. From Gavel Gap it was only a short distance to Grisedale Tarn.

At the tarn the mist receded from us and the full splendour of Grisedale Tarn, laying in the bowl created by Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Dollywaggon Pike was displayed before us.

We repeated the walk again in 2018, but on a really sunny day. The contrast was amazing, and filled our souls with wonderment at the beauty of this trail, wisely included by Alfred Wainwright in his Coast to Coast walk. On such a day sitting and lunching at the side of the tarn is highly recommended.
Dollywaggon Pike
Grisedale Tarn
Seat Sandal

Carol at Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn - Coast to Coast
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Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.

The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.

Features of the Book:
  • Route described in detail
  • Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
  • Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
  • Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
  • Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.
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