(Above - The view from Nab Scar)
There are three summits which form the focal points of our Heart of the Lakes guided walking holiday, easily reached from Grasmere Village and offering exceptional rewards for only a moderate amount of effort.
Each of the three is high enough (at 400m to 500m) to require an hour or two’s uphill walking to reach the summit, but none is technically difficult, and all offer views that last long in the memory. At this height, the walker has an airplane view of the valley floors below, and yet is only half way to the altitudes reached by the biggest hills nearby.
(Above - The view from Silver Howe)
This position gives the feeling of hovering between land and sky with space and spectacle all around, as if perched on some eagle’s eyrie. This exhilarating experience is gained with solid ground under the feet and good, wide tracks by which to ascend and descend.
Silver Howe, Nab Scar and Helm Crag are the three in question, wonderful, friendly hills that give views of Helvellyn, The Langdale Valley, The Fairfield Horse Shoe, and the idyllic lakes of Rydal Water and Grasmere.
(Above - Helm Crag seen from near Grasmere village)
If you have some walking experience and if you enjoy a moderate degree of ascent, taken steadily and with time to soak up the views, these summits can provide the very best of hiking days.
Enjoy them yourself, or share the experience with us on July 12-15th for our Heart of The Lakes guided walking holiday. It would be great to see you!
The walking on our Heart of The Lakes programme is at a ‘Moderate’ level of challenge, covering around 10-13 km a day. For an easier walking break in the same fantastic area please see our Lakes & Waterfalls walking holidays with a choice of dates through out summer