GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Silver How Walk

2 miles (3 km)

This is a fairly easy climb to Silver How fell in the Lake District. It's a short circular walk starting in Grasmere and a nice one to try if you're looking for an introduction to fell walking. The walk passes the National Trust owned Allan Bank, the former home of William Wordsworth. It's a lovely place to stop for a drink or go for a stroll in the pretty garden. From the Silver How summit there are super views of Grasmere village and lake. Many of the famous fells are also visible such as Helm Crag, Steel Fell, Heron Pike and Fairfield. The walk descends from the summit with a woodland section taking you back to Grasmere.
If you enjoy this walk then there are some similar ones to try starting in Grasmere. For example you could climb the nearby Helm Crag or visit the pretty Easedale Tarn. Both walks are similar in length and are also fairly easy climbs.

Silver How OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Silver How Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in Grasmere you could pay a visit to Tweedies for some post walk rest and refreshment. The popular pub has a very large beer garden with plenty of tables. It's a lovely place to sit out and relax in after a long walk. You can find it in the village, near the lake, at a postcode of LA22 9SW for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The popular climbs to Loughrigg Fell and Loughrigg Tarn are located just to the south of the fell. There's more great views and some nice waterside trails along the tranquil tarn in this area.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Silver Howe - - 395643

From Silver Howe, with Grasmere and Rydal waters in the background.

The path above the Wyke Plantation - - 2615553

The path above the Wyke Plantation

Silver How summit - - 766059

Silver How summit

Boulder with Silver How - - 2175119

Boulder with Silver How

Allan Bank - - 2174554

Allan Bank

Wray Gill - Silver How - - 37143

Wray Gill


GPS Files

GPX File

Silver How.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Silver How.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)