Crag Hill & Grasmoor from Buttermere

Introduction to Walk 2609

Photo from the walk - Crag Hill & Grasmoor from Buttermere

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Aris

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 3200 feet / 970 metres

Grade - mod/hard

A great horseshoe walk in the north-western fells of Lakeland. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1142
A circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere village
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2642
0.3 miles / 0.5 km away
Buttermere Horseshoe
Grade - very hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 2539
1.1 miles / 1.7 km away
Rannerdale Knotts & Grasmoor
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1732
1.3 miles / 2.0 km away
Buttermere, Coledale and Newlands circuit
Grade - hard
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1011
1.3 miles / 2.0 km away
Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Newlands Hause
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1231
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Grasmoor & Whiteless Pike
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2020
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
A circuit of Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 1153
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
The High Stile Ridge from Gatescarth, Buttermere
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1289
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks from Gatescarth
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2021
2.6 miles / 4.1 km away
A circuit of Whiteside, Hopegill Head & Grisedale Pike
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1290
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Mellbreak from Loweswater
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West LakelandThis guidebook contains 50 short hald to full-day walks in the western Lake District. Walking areas include Duddon Valley and the Coast, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Lorton Vale, Buttermere and the north-west lakes. Part of a three-volume series focusing on low-level walks (with the occasional peak) between 4 and 8 miles, graded for difficulty.
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Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks

Lake District: Low Level and Lake WalksThis guidebook describes 30 of the best low-level walks in the Lake District. From delightful wooded glades and sparkling tarns, to waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys towered over by craggy mountains. The walks described aim to seek out the best walking that the lower areas of the Lake District have to offer.
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Further Information

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Lake District

The Lake District National Park is seen by many as one of the scenic gems of the British Isles. The scenic beauty has attracted many artists and writers through the centuries and today the same scenery provides the perfect backdrop to a wide variety of walks. The National Park is located wholly within Cumbria with Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick the main tourist towns. For many this is the finest area in England for walking with a wide variety of scenery. Even on the busiest weekends it is possible to get away from the crowds by carefully selecting one of the less-visited fells. More Information

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Accommodation Nearby

Bawd Hall
Newlands, Keswick
4.1 miles / 6.5 km away
Stoneygill & Stoneyacre
Newlands, Keswick
4.6 miles / 7.4 km away
Peat Howe Barn
Keswick
5.4 miles / 8.7 km away
Corner House High Lorton
High Lorton
5.5 miles / 8.8 km away
Midtown Cottages
High Lorton
5.5 miles / 8.9 km away
Ghyll Farm B & B
Ennerdale
5.8 miles / 9.3 km away
Sally's Lake District Cottages
Lake District
7.2 miles / 11.4 km away
Hedgehog Hill
Keswick
7.3 miles / 11.6 km away
Riggs Cottage
Bassenthwaite
8.5 miles / 13.6 km away
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Murt Camping Barn
Wasdale
8.5 miles / 13.7 km away

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Best Read - Editor's Choice

Dark Peak WalksDark Peak Walks - Guidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys. More information

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