Grisedale Tarn (from Glenridding)
Lake District – North East
Route: Glenridding main car park – Patterdale – “Lane to GRISEDALE”
Distance: 9.5 miles Ascent: 449m Time: 4 hours
OS Map: OL5 The English Lakes, North-eastern area
Parking / Start Point: Glenridding main car park
The original plan was to head up over Dollywaggon Pike from Grisedale Tarn and then to Helvellyn, returning to Glenridding via Whiteside. But, the weather conspired against this, with thick clag probably 150 metres above the Tarn, so I decided to re-trace my steps back. A good walk nonetheless.
From the car park, head towards Patterdale, turning right by the “Lane to GRISEDALE” sign. Follow this lane. It gradually peters out to become a footpath.
There are fabulous views all-round, with Birkhouse Moor (and the Hole-in-the-Wall) to the right and St Sunday Crag to the left. The occasional glance behind reveals panoramic views of Grisedale.