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A Green Burn horseshoe from Mill Bridge, Grasmere
Introduction to Walk 2932

Photo from the walk - A Green Burn horseshoe from Mill Bridge, Grasmere

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 2300 feet / 697 metres

Time - 5 hours 50 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Lake District horseshoe walk links the high fells surrounding the valley containing Green Burn. Including four 'Wainwrights', Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag, the Lakeland views are generally good and, although there is some wet ground to contend with, the walking straightforward. In poor visibility navigation might be problematic on the section from Steel Fell to Calf Crag so choose a good day to enjoy the walk. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Calf Crag, Gibson Knott, Helm Crag, Steel Fell. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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