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Rosthwaite to Grasmere

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Walk the classic stage of Rosthwaite to Grasmere, you will have the choice of walking the easier low level path or the more challenging high route. 
moderate
Distance 13.2 km
5:00 h
512 m
546 m

This stage is a Lakeland classic, taking you on a straightforward climb up past Lining Crag to Greenup Edge. There are high level and low level options for this walk; this route is the lower one.   

The walk is often combined with the next one taking you to Patterdale, making the walk 27.5 km. If you stick to the valley the walk isn't too demanding, if you would like more of a challenge head up the high level track. 

Grasmere is a perfect spot to break for lunch or to finish your day. Mix amoung walkers and day tourists to soak up the atmosphere Wordsworth called 'the fairest place on earth'. 

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Minna Harshbarger
Update: July 24, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
609 m
Lowest point
71 m
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This walk is part of the following itineraries:

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Start

Rosthwaite (97 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NY 25724 14775
DD
54.522803, -3.149045
DMS
54°31'22.1"N 3°08'56.6"W
UTM
30U 490352 6041701
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Destination

Grasmere

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NY 25724 14775
DD
54.522803, -3.149045
DMS
54°31'22.1"N 3°08'56.6"W
UTM
30U 490352 6041701
w3w 
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Tina Smeed
September 12, 2018 · Community
Despite the rating, I found the steep sections of this segment challenging. The reward was a lunch break with a view.
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Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 17:28
Lunchtime

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.2 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
512 m
Descent
546 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route Healthy climate

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