Sunday, 10th February 2008


Walk: Grasmere, Sour Milk Gill, Easedale Tarn, Codale Tarn, Tarn Crag, Stythwaite Steps, Far Easedale, Grasmere
Start Point: School car park Grid Ref: NY 337 073
Distance:  8.2 miles Ascent:  1,800 feet
Weather: A bright and sunny day with only a slight breeze on the tops
Accompanied by:

Joseph, Beth, Marie, Andrea, Gill and Shep

Comments: Took our time on the ascent to make it easier for the children, and to give me time to take lots of photos with my new camera. The children were distracted from the climb as they enjoyed throwing sticks for Shep, and chatting to Andrea and Gill. The reflections on Easedale Tarn were magnificent and gave me lots of opportunities to test the camera and try out the zoom. From Belles Knott we walked past Codale Tarn and up to Tarn Crag. After diverting to the cairn to take in the view of Easedale Tarn we continued down to Stythwaite Steps and back to the cars.


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Our first glimpse of Sour Milk Gill


A closer view as we climb higher up


A rock pool on Sour Milk Gill


Shep looks for his stick


Posing for the camera


Another waterfall a little higher up


Easedale Tarn - a perfect study in reflections today


Zooming in on two walkers - spot the shoreline in the foreground


The southern end of the tarn


Belles Knott


Heading down to Codale Tarn


Joseph throws a stick for Shep


Alongside Codale Tarn


Looking back over Codale Tarn


Joseph celebrates the climb from Codale Tarn


Joseph & Beth find a rocky top to pose for the camera


Tarn Crag at last


Time to celebrate the children's second Wainwright


Ridge upon ridge from front to back - Helm Crag to Calf Crag, Steel Fell on the left, Seat Sandal right of centre, Helvellyn on the left with Fairfield on the right and St Sunday Crag peeping in between


A more substantial cairn, but not the Wainwright . . .


but we'll have a photo anyway . . .


and a group one as well


Looking back down to Easedale Tarn from near the larger cairn


Just in case we don't know the way


Joseph finds another stick for Shep - rather large


We join the Coast to Coast path at Stythwaite Steps


A last look back to Sour Milk Gill


Dunmail Raise, between Steel Fell on the left and Seat Sandal on the right

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