From Easedale to High Raise
FOUR Wainwright circular walk: Blea Rigg, Sergeant Man, High Raise (Langdale), Tarn Crag.
Time: 5 - 6 hours
Parking: at Grasmere. Some free spaces on the A591 or paid car parking.
|High Raise and Easedale from Heron Pike|
|Strava estimates a total walking distance of around 16 km|
|Take the path up the hillside out of Easedale|
|The path climbs past a number of waterfalls|
|The path climbs next to Sourmilk Gill|
|Looking back as you walk away from Easedale Tarn|
|Choose your way to the top of Blea Rigg|
|Helvellyn behind you as you reach the top of the ridge|
8. From the ridge path, look for Blea Rigg's summit cairn (1776') on a rocky outcrop to the right of the main path. The views over Blea Crag will be found a little further to the north, beyond the outcrop.
|Climbing the last steps to the cairn of Blea Rigg|
8. If you climb the grassy rake, you will emerge closer to the precipitous viewpoints from the top of Blea Crag. Tread carefully but they are definitely worth a look!
|Looking down from the top of Blea Crag|
|Looking towards the Langdale Pikes from Blea Rigg|
|Easedale and Codale Tarns to your right|
|Stickle Tarn and the Langdale Pikes to your left|
|Wainwright's favourite rockpool|
|The path to Sergeant Man|
|The peak of Sergeant Man from below Pavey Ark|
|The Scafells from the top of Sergeant Man|
|A small tarn sits in the middle of the grassy plateau|
|Looking west to the Scafells|
|The large wind shelter on High Raise|
|The grassy slopes heading down towards Sergeant's Crag|
|"An interesting test in route-finding"|
|Looking down over Codale Tarn|
|The route up from Codale Tarn|
|Easedale Tarn from Tarn Crag|
|Walking off Tarn Crag|