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Fantastiv views

We undertook this walk twice during our week stay, each time it took approx. 2.5 hours from... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Beautiful views of the countryside

From Grasmere village it takes about 2half hours. Stunning views of grasmere lake. A little steep... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Jarrow, United Kingdom
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Grasmere, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We undertook this walk twice during our week stay, each time it took approx. 2.5 hours from Grasmere. The walk up from Dove Cottage side is pleasant although steep in parts, but well worth it for the views of Grasmere, Windermere and surrounding lakes. The...More

Thank Doobles63
Reviewed 18 October 2017

From Grasmere village it takes about 2half hours. Stunning views of grasmere lake. A little steep but an easy hike. Crosses a small waterfall over a bridge

Thank jakhague
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Nice walk up to the tarn with great views on the way up and from the top. Peaceful place at the tarn to relax. Nice circular route from Grasmere it is quite steep though but worth it.

Thank Tarn77
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We enjoyed a circular 4 mile walk up to Alcock Tarn. The paths are well maintained and signage is good and the views across lakeland were great from the tarn.

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Views are wonderful, over grasmere village and lake. Not too tough even for me. We had to wade through the stream on way down as the bridge is under repair so waterproof shoes a good idea.

Thank Dizzy180
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Alcock Tarn is a wee bit special as it's hidden away off the beaten track. Many ramblers do not venture of the Coffin Route between Rydal and Grasmere but the walk up to the tarn is lovely with wonderful alternative views over Grasmere, Helm Crag...More

Thank SkinnyJonny
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My daughter and I set out on a cold, rainy day to do this walk with directions printed out by the Inn at Grasmere. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk which has some steep inclines and declines but well worth the hike! We saw the village...More

Thank carolinedassonville
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

It appears that all the walks we have been in Windermere, Grasmere, Somerset do not have park rangers present. The trails are also poorly marked. For visitors who have bad sense of direction, shall proceed with care or go with a guide if available. There...More

1  Thank matchaspring
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the Alcock Tarn 5.5km circuit from Grasmere. The views were excellent and very varied. It is worth reaching the Tarn for a picnic.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 17 June 2017

My wife and I walked up to Alcock Tarn at about 8:00 am directly from the Daffodil hotel where we stayed. It is a lovely walk which is moderatelt arduous. Well marked paths and great views. Circular walk

1  Thank KJMColdstream
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