Silver How and Grasmere Lake

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Grasmere is one of the loveliest villages in Lakeland and very popular, so can be very busy at peak times. The village has lots of small shops and some excellent pubs and restaurants, as well as the famous gingerbread shop near the lovely village church. This beautiful walk starts off in the village centre and follows public footpaths past Allan Bank to gain entry to the fellside, where the path passes Wray Gill to the summit of Silver How. The peak is 395m above sea level so one of the lower summits in the area, but the views are superb – especially east over Grasmere and Rydal Water.

From Silver How the path descends to High Close Youth Hostel and then crosses Red Bank to join the path around Loughrigg Terrace. The views over the Vale of Grasmere from here are breathtaking. The last section of the route follows a permissive path along the shores of Grasmere to join Red Bank Road back to the village.

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

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Woodland

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