Easedale Tarn Walk
Enjoy a circular walk from Grasmere to Easedale Tarn in the Lake District National Park. The walk begins in the popular village of Grasmere and follows the Easedale Road towards the pretty Easedale Beck. You then join footpaths taking you up to the tarn, passing the beautiful Sourmilk Gill waterfalls on the way. The tarn is in a lovely spot between Tarn Crag to the north and Blea Rigg to the south. It is generally quite a peaceful spot and a great escape from the often busy Grasmere town. There is a footpath around the tarn though this may be quite boggy. From the tarn, you return via Cockly Crag, Stenners Crag and Jackdaw Crag, before rejoining the Easedale Road back into Grasmere.
Another option is to continue to the nearby Stickle Tarn and Dungeon Ghyll Waterfall. You can do this by following the footpath west from Easedale Tarn rather than returning to Grasmere.
Easedale Tarn Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Easedale Tarn Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Easedale Tarn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Easedale Tarn Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Back in Grasmere head to Tweedies for some well earned refreshments. This nice 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 climb to Helm Crag is very close to the tarn. It branches off to the north from the Easedale Beck, about a mile from Grasmere. It's more of a challenging climb but you're rewarded with some fabulous views from the distinctive craggy summit.