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Crag Hill & Grasmoor from Buttermere
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Photo from the walk - Crag Hill & Grasmoor from Buttermere

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District North Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Aris

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 3200 feet / 970 metres

Time - 7 hours 10 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

A great Lake District horseshoe walk in the north-western fells of Lakeland. Starting from the village of Grasmere the walk takes you over Whiteless Pike, Wandhops and Crag Hill to reach the summit of Grasmoor. The walk offers excellent views throughout and provides an excellent day of walking in the Lake District fells. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Eel Crag, Grasmoor, Wandope, Whiteless Pike. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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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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