Patterdale Hotel - Grisedale - Ruthwaite - Hotel

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Patterdale Hotel - Grisedale - Ruthwaite - Patterdale Hotel

Without the need to make much ascent this walk, which lies immediately under the Helvellyn Range, gives us a real feel of the rugged Eastern Fells. The sheer geology below Birks and St Sunday Crag can best be appreciated from below as we make our way up the northern side of Grisedale. We head for the climbing hut known as Ruthwaite Lodge, which was restored in 1993 in memory of the bravery of two climbers from Outward Bound Ullswater, who lost their lives climbing Mount Cook in New Zealand. After visiting the lodge we return on the path running from Grasmere to Patterdale, part of the Coast to Coast route made famous by the late Alfred Wainwright. We pass the barn featured on the documentary AW made with Eric Robson not long before he passed away.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North East


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Mountains, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
01/05/2018 - Sarah Freshwater

Although we were accompanied throughout by heavy rain and strong winds, this is an excellent walk through the Grisedale Valley, and perhaps one to do when you feel you need a rest from some of the more challenging walks in the area. The instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. Just a note that the fields from waymark 14 to waymark 15 are very boggy in places. Great walk, thanks!

28/12/2017 - Nicola Howarth

Did this on a glorious sunny Winters day in December. There was plenty of snow on the tops . I would class this walk as easy/moderate also due to some rocky undulating paths . We did however decide to carry on to Grisedale Tarn ( thank goodness for crampons ! ) this took the walk to 9.7 miles . We did ask politely at the Patterdale Hotel Reception if the bar was open to the public but was told by the grumpy receptionist it was residents only :-(so we drove up to the Glenridding hotel where we could park free . Fantastic detailed , and interesting instructions . Thankyou Phil

19/05/2013 - Caroline Johnson

This would be a glorious walk without the dogs! The higher fells are definitely sheep country and even when we thought there were none about, our cocker spaniel would flush one out from behind a rock. The paths are also stony and uneven so I would rate this a moderate rather than easy walk. The views however are spectacular. Patterdale Hotel also serves food all day and has a large lawned area outside where dogs are welcome. Great chips too!

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