We’ve linked up with carfreewalks.org, the website for people who love walking but want to reduce their impact on the environment, to bring you this great walk.
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A linear, full-day mountain walk starting at Buttermere.
A long walk across Grasmere Common and the central ridge of the Lakes. On a good day, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike can be seen on either side of the central ridge. With most of the day spent up high, there's no better way to explore the fells. The walk crosses a large bog after Ullscarf and wet feet can be anticipated. Not to be taken lightly, especially on a rainy day.
We’re including OS references to allow you to programme waypoints into your GPS. If you’ve never used a GPS unit and would like to try one of our latest Garmin models for the day, just pop into the store and have a word with one of our tech experts.
Loop or linear? Linear
Total distance: 22km (14 miles)
Total height gain: 976m (3,203ft)
Start: Grasmere, OS Grid: NY336078
Bus: The 555 service between Keswick and Kendal
Unsuitable for: Buggies, wheelchairs
Cover photo: Cumbria Tourism / Dave Willis
21 September 2014 by George Fisher
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Podiatrist Andrew Stanley will be in the George Fisher store offering 1:1 help and advice for your feet.