Category Archives: Lakeland

Helm Crag, Grasmere

Helm Crag from Easedale

On the last day of our short break Jazz and I were heading for Helm Crag while the Missus hit the shops of Grasmere. This is a lovely hill that sits above Grasmere. Wainwright raved about it (“…in a region where all is beautiful, it makes a notable contribution to the natural charms and attractions of Grasmere”) and suggested it would be an ideal starter to whet the appetite for a week’s walking.  With this level of hype I had expected the place to be heaving but we had it to ourselves (well, until we started heading down…) Continue reading

Easedale Tarn and Rydal

Don't Use Sat Nav

A weekend break in Grasmere (kindly sponsored by generous parents celebrating their Golden Wedding) gave a great opportunity to do some Lakeland walking. For some bizarre reason the Lake District is somewhere I’ve never really been 1 even though it is only 3 hours from home.  This weekend was a revelation: we’ll be back soon and often.  Our first walk was to Easedale Tarn: an easy one given it was post-Golden Wedding party and the Missus was joining us. Continue reading


  1. Ignoring a brief stay in Ambleside as a teenager