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Buttermere

Buttermere

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Viewed from the west Grasmoor looks like a simple pyramidal peak but this is deceiving. Behind its giant west face it's a complex range of deep cut gills and valleys ringed by high crags and fine grassy ridges. Exploring this fine mountain is a delight with different views and secretive corners to be uncovered at every turn. This walk gains the main ridge of the range via a steady ascent up the outrider Rannerdale Knotts and over the subsidiary peaks of Whitless Pike and Wandope - then after topping out on Grasmoor it returns by descent into the depths of Gasgale Gill from where you can spy the impressive rocks of Dove Crag and Gasgale Crags. For those with excess energy, instead of returning to Buttermere via the road the pleasant path that circles round Crummock Water can be taken.

Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Miles: 11

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Cumbria Tourism

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Map reference: NY 175170  Lat: 54.54168 Long: -3.27623

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