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.

49 thoughts on “Lake District walks: Silver How

  1. Wendy June 14, 2015 / 15:15

    Lovely views. I’m dropping in on the A-Z Roadtrip. Having looked back over some of your posts I’ll definitely know where to look for tips if we visit Glasgow. It’s on my to do list.


    • Anabel Marsh June 14, 2015 / 15:36

      Thank you for the visit! I hope you make it to Glasgow some day.


  2. Eunice June 13, 2015 / 23:38

    Lovely pictures and great views even if the weather wasn’t the best. And those loos are awesome!


  3. Paula June 13, 2015 / 21:25

    Beautiful pictures. Sounds like wonderful travels. I am cruising by on the A to Z Road Trip…


    • Anabel Marsh June 10, 2015 / 20:39

      Aw, thanks! Off blogging at the moment because of a family bereavement šŸ˜¦ but might return to the fray soon.

      Liked by 1 person

      • La Sabrosona June 10, 2015 / 20:55

        You’re most welcome and I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Be well Anabel xx


  4. Rhonda Albom June 10, 2015 / 12:44

    Looks like a beautiful walk, too bad the weather didn’t hold for you.


  5. Amy June 8, 2015 / 16:44

    Thank you for take us there, beautiful views!


  6. Rajlakshmi June 6, 2015 / 14:55

    the waterfront looks beautiful. Such a lovely and peaceful place.


  7. Tyne June 5, 2015 / 04:34

    Hi Anabel! I love your photos! you got such a picturesque view of the place. i do love to travel too and my love for photography comes handy. enjoyed your photos!

    Tyne |


    • Anabel Marsh June 5, 2015 / 07:34

      Thank you! Glad you liked the pictures – though most taken by my husband, so I can’t take credit.


  8. Celine Jeanjean June 4, 2015 / 11:37

    Do you know I’ve never been to the Lake District — I can’t remember if I mentioned that. I always went to Asia on holidays when I lived in the UK and now that I live in Asia I’m realising how silly that was — those photos are absolutely stunning. It’s such a rugged beauty, and kind of desolate but all the more beautiful for it.


    • Anabel Marsh June 4, 2015 / 12:15

      I love it – it can be bleak but, unlike the Scottish Highlands where everything is spread so far apart, you are never far from a village or farm so it doesn’t feel quite so remote.

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