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 Comments »

  1. 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.

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  2. 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 | lovetakestyne.com

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  3. 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.

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