Lake District walks: Silver How

Looking back from Silver How
Easdale from Silver How

Silver How (325m) is another walk we can do straight from our Grasmere hotel, and have done several times. It’s a steep, grassy climb but looking back at the views over Easdale (above) is a good excuse to stop for a rest. Then it’s on with the slog to the top –

– where your heroes were rewarded with magnificent views. In the panorama, there are four lakes – Grasmere is on the left with Rydal Water behind it. In the distance you can just see Windermere, and Elterwater is on the right.

We continued along the ridge from the summit, descending to Loughrigg Terrace at the opposite end of Grasmere from where we started.

From there, we walked on to Rydal where we knew the Badger Bar would provide a warming lunch and a good beer. It didn’t fail us. The bar also makes a feature of its “rockin’ loos” – go on, take a peek! You know you want to….

What did fail us was the weather. Our walk back to Grasmere took us via the old Coffin Road (so called as it was the route used to take the dead of Rydal to the church in Grasmere for burial), but we got so drenched that we didn’t stop to take any pictures. Another time.

Linked to Jo’s Monday Walks.


  1. This was one of the walks I did on my first trip to the Lakes, which was ever such a long time ago, even before I started orienteering. So I was probably 22-25 at the time. Gosh.


  2. Hello Anabel! It’s nice to see you popped by my page even after the A-Z April Challenge is over šŸ™‚ I try to post a blog entry every now and then but a lot less frequent now compared to April.

    But I sincerely wish to keep in touch with bloggers I met during the challenge like you šŸ˜€ Lovely pics here btw despite the gray weather. My attempt to do a hike during the weekend was foiled by the rain! So I could relate with you on that experience walking back from here. Rain could be a disadvantage sometimes…


  3. I enjoyed your photos of your Lake District Walk. They inspired me to research the area. First off, I had no idea where The Lake District is. Of course we read the term in our English Lit classes, but it’s much farther north than I realized. And, from your pictures, it’s much more rugged than I’d imagined. It’s beautiful.
    “rockin’ loos” Someone has a wonderful sense of humor. Is that granite?
    And you’ve inspired me to blog about our all-too-rare trips here.
    Thank you for your wonderful pics.


    • Thank you! It is very rugged – and bleak, yet beautiful. I think that’s slate – there are lots of slate quarries in the Lakes, but I’m no geologist so I could be wrong.