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Pleasant walk getting some height above Grasmere

My wife and I walked up to Alcock Tarn at about 8:00 am directly from the Daffodil hotel where we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KJMColdstream
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Coldstream
Nice walk

Nice walk to the Tarn. Not quite as nice as easedale tarn but nice views across grasmere. Take... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ben C
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“swan hotel” (11 reviews)
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Grasmere, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I walked up to Alcock Tarn at about 8:00 am directly from the Daffodil hotel where we stayed. It is a lovely walk which is moderatelt arduous. Well marked paths and great views. Circular walk

Thank KJMColdstream
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walk to the Tarn. Not quite as nice as easedale tarn but nice views across grasmere. Take lunch for a bite to eat at the top!

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is a favourite walk if you have time once you've arrived and want some exercise before dinner (3.6 miles - 2 hours). Great climb up and fabulous views.

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Which ever way you choose to approach Alcock tarn it can be a bit of a pull up, it takes about 1 hour to walk from Grasmere village centre. The more interesting way up is from the back of Dove cottage, up the lane which...More

Thank hot-hot-chilli
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic walk with amazing views although a little steep it's nothing most people should have any trouble with, the yarn has a lovely tranquillity about it and we saw no other people on our walk.

Thank damian k
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a great but strenuous walk. Alcock Tarn is lovely and the views are very good. You can even see the Langdales on the way up. It is normally a round walk but beware. A bridge on the return leg was washed out in...More

2  Thank Dio42
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lowish level walk with great views. Looking for a day off from the heights, but want to keep the legs working? Then this is for you. A little steep at times, but with plenty of respite. the rout is very clear, the views magnificent. Some...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Lovely Church service was well attended true feeling of what Christmas is supposed to mean. This church is in excellent condition the inside is so different from the outside, it is always open.

Thank 132viking
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A bit steep up and down but well worth it for the views. Easy to follow route - worth taking your pole. The bridge across the stream has washed away so be careful crossing the water

1  Thank alanaway2016
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great walk up to the Tarn,but its hard work and gravelly in places.You need to be quite fit and take walking poles with you to steady yourselves!Nice to find a sheltered bit of rock to eat a picnic while admiring the Tarn and Ducks!

1  Thank trickynicki22
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