Greenhead Gill Round

Name of walk Greenhead Gill Round
Date of walk 2007-03-14
Distance walked (miles) 6
Duration of walk 5 hours 0 minutes
Weather Misty
Peaks on walk Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike
Walked with Janet Kendall and Poppy
Parking Grasmere car park

Janet, Poppy and me went to Grasmere to do the Greenhead Gill Round (six miles).This includes Stone Arthur (1652ft), Great Rigg (2513ft) and Heron Pike (2003ft) ending with Alcock Tarn on a ridge below Heron Pike, then back to Grasmere.

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This is Stone Arthur taken from Grasmere car park. It was taken on the return as the mist obscured it at the start! Quite a steep trudge. We walked through Grasmere to the back of the Swan Hotel and up the side of Greenhead Gill.

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The Gill goes through several gardens.

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Mist still in the valley.

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View to Helm Crag from the route up Stone Arthur.

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Arthur`s Seat.

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Looking across the Gill to Alcock Tarn nestled on a ridge. Loughrigg behind.

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Easdale Tarn and Blea Rigg, Langdale Pikes behind.

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Esthwaite Water above Alcock Tarn. Coniston Water above Grasmere.

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Warm work, but the wind is starting to get up.

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View back down towards Stone Arthur.

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Poppy by the cairn on Great Rigg.....misty!

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Grisedale Tarn inbetween Seat Sandal and route up Fairfield. Dollywaggon Pike behind.

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Route to Fairfield shrouded in mist so not much point doing the mile walk to the summit......especially as we would have had to retrace our steps to continue the planned walk.

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View out to Heron Pike. Windermere off left. The tip of Rydal and Elterwater can now also be seen.

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View down Rydal Beck. Heron Pike on the right.

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Great Rigg, Fairfield (now out of mist!) and Hart Crag

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Summit Tarns.

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Erne Crag`s summit.

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Alcock Tarn. We just came straight down the grass, a bit steep but if it`s good enough for the sheep.

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We finished our lunch here. Lots of minnows in the water. Poppy went for a dip.

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View across to the Langdale Pikes.

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Stone Arthur in the middle with the ridge we walked up to Great Rigg off right.

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Looking towards Windermere.

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View from far end.

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A great place to revisit in summer. Hopefully it will be just as quiet. It was only recently that I found out there was a tarn up here!

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Todays walk, the Greenhead Gill Round from just beyond the tarn.

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Janet looking back up to Stone Arthur...a bit steep.

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Back to the bottom of the Gill.

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Rhododendrons in flower.

We walked back through Grasmere village and had a Moccachino at one of the cafes with outside seating. It was now sunny….typical! The walk took us about five hours.

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