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All reviewsswan hotelsteep climbdove cottagefantastic viewsshort walkamazing photosworth the effortcoffin routecouple of hourscircular routelovely walkcoffee and cakestepping stoneshelm craggrasmere lakedescenttarn
Took the walk alone with my dog, and very achieveable (i am not a professional walker and my dog not the typical 'outdoor' type!).
Our walk started with a steep climb up the road adjacent to the Swan hotel, then crossed over the stream (the...More
It’s a long journey to reach the top and we needed several stops and drinks
I had a touch of vertigo near the top but carried on and was glad I persevered
The views were so beautiful
Really felt on top of the world
Alcock Tarn requires some effort to reach, but is a veritable gem of a tarn and ideal for a picnic. We were there in mid-June when the tarn had shoals of tadpoles in the shallows, perfect for kids to try to catch. There were many...More
The steep climb really pays off with excellent views all the way up and down. Kids found it a bit of a struggle, but with some coaxing were very pleased with themselves once the tarn was reached. The tarn it's self is a stunning location,...More
Set off in bad weather , which continued for much of the way ! Still worth the effort though and we did manage to get a view on our way up. I’m not sure serious walkers read these reviews , for day tourists though I...More
We set off fortified with coffee and cake from one of Grasmere’s several cafes, passed behind Dove Cottage, and ascended the path to the tarn. It was a cold, breezy February day, so we were well wrapped up. It was very quiet – only a...More