GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Easedale Tarn Walk

6 miles (9 km)

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 betweenTarn Cragto the north andBlea Riggto 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 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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Easedale Tarn - - 945455

One of the better-known tarns of Lakeland and a popular spot with holiday-makers in summer, it is easily accessed by a well worn path from Easedale Road in Grasmere.

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Seen after a night of heavy snowfall, this photo was taken from near the outflow and was worth a slight detour from the main route to see it from this angle.

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Footpath to Easedale Tarn

Looking over Easedale Tarn to Tarn Crag - - 340039

Looking over Easedale Tarn to Tarn Crag

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Stepping stones over Easedale Beck

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Easedale Beck. Beside the beck, walking towards Sour Milk Gill Falls seen in the distance like a white ribbon


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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