BIG North Christmas - Silver How & Elterwater Half Day Walk

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BIG North Christmas 2019
Dec 14

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8km with 496m of ascent

This is an 8km walk that takes in stunning views over Langdale and Grasmere. And if the views aren't enough to tempt you out of the Hostel, then how about a drink or two along the way (more specifically - after the hilly bit).

Leaving the hostel we head up Huntingstile Crag. Passing a number of cairns we hit our highest point of 391m after 3km - Silver How Cairn. The path down is a tad steep, but the reward is the pub at the bottom! After a short drink stop, we head along the River Brathay and into Elterwater where there is the option for a second drink break. The last 2km back to the hostel are relatively flat with a slight hill towards the end through a forest. In all it should take around 4 hours including the pub, a tad longer if we stop for a second. Sunset on the 14th of December is around 3:45pm. For that reason we will set off at 11am, allowing for that well deserved lie in, but giving us plenty of time to get around safely.



Silver How summit cairn
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Silver How summit cairn
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Grasmere from Silver How
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