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Steep climb rewarding panoramas

Steep climb from the road but worth keping going until you reach the tarn with stunning views and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Keithchambers2
Nice stop on a walk

Nice views across to Grasmere. Very steep up but if the day is not windy nice to hang around. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Steep climb from the road but worth keping going until you reach the tarn with stunning views and by a quiet beautiful tarn, nice decent back through woodland

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Keithchambers2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice views across to Grasmere. Very steep up but if the day is not windy nice to hang around. We took a little picnic here

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KirkbyTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to do the walk to the tarn from Grasmere in the perfect conditions and were rewarded with spectacular views.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KevandWendy
Reviewed 8 December 2018

This is such a lovely place to walk up to with views over to Windermere and down to Grasmere from the top. Ww walked up from behind the Swan Hotel and then on to Rydal Water and back to Grasmere on the far side of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JSD61
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We usually go up from Rydal over the shoulder of Rydal Fell and drop down to Alcock Tarn before getting coffee in Grasmere. One February we found a couple swimming, a bit too early for us, we wait unly it warms up a little in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gordon E
Reviewed 5 November 2018

A good walk for someone not experienced in fell walking, great for dogs, and amazing views from the top and a gentle walk down.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kepLiverpool
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We visited here with our two girls (12 and 13). We weren't sure about where to start bit once we found ourselves on the track it was easy to navigate. It was steep at times but worth it for the fabulous views along the way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kerryb425
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We walked from the Swan Inn to Alcock tarn and down the other side into Grasmere. The views just got better and better the higher we climbed. Bring a picnic to enjoy by the tarn (just remember to take your rubbish home) while you savour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 18 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank donna_goodwin
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

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 We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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