Hiking to Grisedale Tarn
The English Lakedistrict offers some wonderful hiking. Rarely too hot and generally experiencing all four seasons in one day the greenery and beauty of the area cannot escape anyone who loves to be in the great outdoors. The variety of hikes are enormous with gentle rambles or longer tough hikes and scrambles all being available in abundance.
The Grisdale tarn is found on the slopes of Hellvellyn, inbetween the village of Patterdale and Thirlmere reservoir. If you don’t want to do an in and out route you will need to have 2 cars or a driver to collect you at the other side.
From Patterdale you head up the small road that leads to the West right beside the river. It is a small road which is tarred for about 5km. You will find parking just before the first gate. There is a path up Hellvellyn leaving from here. Don’t follow this path but continue along the lane. It becomes dirt after another couple of km and then quickly becomes a path leading steeply up the slope. The path is clear but rocky and uneven. After about an hour it crosses a stream and reaches an outward bound hut.