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A Grizedale Tarn circular
Introduction to Walk 3320

Photo from the walk - A Grizedale Tarn circular

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Lesser Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km

Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Grade - easy

This Lake District walk explores the Grizedale Forest which is situated three miles to the south of Hawkshead and is the largest forest in the National Park. The Visitor Centre is the usual starting point for the various waymarked trails in the forest and it is the white waymarked trail that leads to Grizedale Tarn, the only natural tarn in the forest. These forest trails should not simply be seen as a 'wet weather option' when the big hills are clouded out. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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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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