Easedale Tarn. 11 November

From Grasmere, we decided on a short detour to have a look at the grounds at Allan Bank. We had a walk around the perimeter woodland path, seeing a number of red squirrels on the way, before rejoining the road and heading off towards Easedale Tarn.

Leaving the road, a path led down to some stepping stones over Easedale Beck, then onto the road at Goody Bridge.

A short way down the road, and we crossed Easedale Beck again, this time via a bridge. We could see the Sour Milk Gill waterfalls in the distance as we followed the path along the valley.

Eventually, the path started to climb, and we walked close to the waterfalls, eventually reaching Easedale Tarn.

We climbed a little way above the tarn, before heading back down and crossing the tarn at the outflow, taking the path on the other side of Sour Milk Gill. This was very boggy ground, and lots of well placed stones helped make it a relatively dry crossing.

A footbridge crossed Far Easedale Gill, which we then followed back down the valley, with Helm Crag to our left, eventually arriving back in Grasmere.