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Gray Crag and Pasture Beck from Hartsop village
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Photo from the walk - Gray Crag and Pasture Beck from Hartsop village

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Far Eastern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 2200 feet / 667 metres

Time - 5 hours 0 minutes

Grade - moderate

This short Lake District walk provides excellent views and great walking. The start is the pretty village of Hartsop. The climb onto Gray Crag is steep but once this ascent has been completed the walk is relatively easy and includes Thornthwaite Beacon and a beautiful valley walk alongside Pasture Beck back to the start. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Gray Crag. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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

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