GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Grasmoor Walk

7 miles (10.5 km)

This challenging circular walk climbs Grasmoor from the Buttermere Valley in the Lake District. The walk begins at the parking area at Lanthwaiteat the northern end of Crummock Water. You then climb to Whiteside fell, passing Whin Ben on the way. From the peak of Whiteside there are extensive views of West Cumberland, theSolway Firthand the hills ofScotland. The next section takes you from Whiteside to Hopegill Head along a spectacular ridge with wonderful views of Gasgale Gill. The peak of Hopegill Head is a special place with views of the Isle of Man, the Scottish Borderhills and the Helvellyn range. The walk continues to Sand Hill and the 852m (2,795ft) Grasmoor summit. From here there are splendid views over the surrounding fells and lakes. The walk then descends to the shores of Crummock Water, passing Lad Hows and Cinderdale Beck and common.
The final section then takes you along the lake to the finish point back at the car park.

Grasmoor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Grasmoor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Kirkstile Inn in Loweswater is a great place to go for refreshments after your walk. They do excellent food and there is a nice garden with wonderful views of the surrounding fells. It's a lovely place to to sit outside and enjoy a drink on warmer days. The pub provides fine accommodation if you need to stay over and is also dog friendly. You can find it at postcode CA13 0RU.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The beautiful Loweswater is located just a couple of miles west of the start point for this walk.
Just to the east you can pick up the Coledale Horseshoe. The popular circular walk starts from the village of Braithwaite, exploring the wonderful hanging valley and visiting several of the area's significant peaks on the way. The route also passes close to Force Crag Mine. TheScheduled ancient monumentdates back to the 1800s and is now run by the National Trust. It's an interesting place to visit with information boards detailing the mine's history and some pleasant walks along the Coledale Beck.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Approaching Crummock Water's eastern shore - geograph.org.uk - 880169

Crummock Water's eastern shore near the car park at the start. This path leads down to a road (the B5289) and after crossing it follows the lake's shoreline north as far as the River Cocker.

Grasmoor from Cinderdale - geograph.org.uk - 654674

Grasmoor from Cinderdale. From the Car Park

Grasmoor (5) - geograph.org.uk - 694091

Looking across Crummock Water, hidden by mist, from Scale Knott. To the right of Grasmoor is Wandope and then Whiteless Pike with Rannerdale Knotts at its' feet.

Stone shelter on Grasmoor - geograph.org.uk - 967307

Stone shelter on Grasmoor

Dove Crags - geograph.org.uk - 1185484

Dove Crags. Gasgale Crags in the mist

Flanks of Sand Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1186015

Flanks of Sand Hill. Looking towards Eel Crag

Below Gasgale Crags, Grasmoor - geograph.org.uk - 1513114

Below Gasgale Crags, Grasmoor

Liza Beck - geograph.org.uk - 967292

Liza Beck. Here the beck emerges from Gasgale Gill

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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