The Grisedale Valley, a good deal cherished with the aid of Wordsworth, is nicely well worth exploring particularly if you have your dog in tow, they’ll love jogging over the fells and taking a dip in the tarns as they run alongside. There are numerous canine pleasant Lake District cottages within the vicinity which could make the best base from which to discover this great valley.
Set off from Patterdale village and head deeper into the valley in the direction of what’s called Grisedale Forest no matter the very obvious loss of trees. You will bypass Ruthwaite Lodge, a mountain climbing hut for your right as you make your manner via rocky surroundings toward Grisedale Tarn. The implementing craggy face of Dollywagon Pike looms above however anticipate your photograph opportunity, it is even higher in addition on.
Just off the direction before the tarn is Brother’s Parting Stone and much less difficult to spot from this path. A poem is inscribed into the stone even though it’s far weatherworn and largely unintelligible. The stone is stated to mark the spot wherein William Wordsworth and his brother John closing saw every other before John drowned at sea.
As you attain Grisedale Tarn cross the stepping stones to the left and stroll clockwise around the tarn in the direction of Hause Gap and follow the clear direction alongside the wall to the summit of Fairfield. Due to the rocky nature of the summit and diverse piles of stones, shelters and paths in many directions, a map and compass are important to get off the summit appropriately in bad conditions.
There are many shelters on Fairfield for a lunch forestall and are best to survey the view. The next leg of the stroll heads downwards over Cofa Pike a rocky top between Fairfield and St Sunday Crag. From right here don’t neglect to appearance back to Dollywagon Pike throughout the valley for the wonderful view of the craggy face.
The descent from St Sunday Crag offers numerous selections, a immediately down descent from Birks to Elm How Plantation, but my desire is to stroll down over Birks in the direction of Trough Head and thru the thrilling rocky tops of Arnison Crags. This path takes you immediately down into the garden and carpark of the Patterdale Hotel, that’s a super region to forestall for a nicely deserved pint or cup of tea inside the welcoming bar.