Sun 10th Jul, 2005

Lake District Scramble

This is a fun way up Easedale to Sergeant Man and down the Helm Crag ridge.

Meet in Grasmere by the village green at the end of Easedale Road (GR 337076), from 9:45 for a 10:00 start. The nearest car park is at the far end of the village. All car parks seem to charge £4.50 for between four and eight hours, so this (along with the environment, of course !) should encourage car sharing.

The route takes us up Easedale, and then two Grade 1 gill scrambles, Sourmilk and Easedale. Getting wet in these is difficult to avoid! We can dry out on a short Grade 2 rock scramble, Belles Knott, before heading for the top and back down the ridge that culminates in Helm Crag. Various tarns will provide opportunities for lunch breaks or getting even wetter. Around ten miles, five to six hours.

Martin Heaton

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