840 Great Rigg from Grasmere

Nab Scar, the first nail in the Fairfield Horseshoe, is usually gained from Rydal, but here's a delightful alternative. Alcock Tarn, with its shoals of tiny fish, highlights the approach then Heron Pike's twin tops and Great Rigg are visited before an easy descent over Stone Arthur.

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LOCATION: South Lake District
START: Grasmere village, off A591, Broadgate car park
Grid ref: NY338078 Postcode: LA229RY
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Strenuous
TIME: 5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes, South East Landranger 90
EN ROUTE: Greenhead Gill, Dockey Tarn

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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