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|Total Accent:||3172 feet|
|Maximum Elevation:||1909 feet|
|Steepest Slope Up:||41.9%|
|Steepest Slope Down:||23.5%|
|Wheelchair/ Pram Friendly:||No|
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This was in case anyone wanted to visit Helvellyn (we all opted out due to the weather). Half the group left Grasmere early(ish) while myself and Rich had seen the weather forcast, predicting an improvement throughout the day, so we stopped for another coffee!. I should mentioned the sauna at the Grasmere hostel, the guys had a wonderful sauna the night before, i opted for sleep!.
Back to the story, we finally left the hostel about 10.30! immediately after a downpour and started up Tongue Gill. We passed the falls of Tongue Gill Force and took the right hand valley up Tongue Gill rather than Little Tongue Gill. As we approached the top, and Hause Moss, there was a beautiful waterfall that appears to be unnamed.
Hause Moss is an odd place, looking almost like at one time it was home to a tarn. From here it was over Grisedale Hause and Hause Gap to see Grisedale Tarn, with Dollywagon Pike rising behind, and the weather was starting to improve! Patches of blue sky are growing.
We descended to Grisedale Tarn where we met the “Von Trapp” family, we called them! A wonderful family also doing the Coast to Coast, who made us a brew! We would bump into each other a lot over the rest of the walk, they were always smiling and always great company.
And it was here i gave up smoking! It was pointed out to me how wrong it looked sat up in the mountains, wearing a Macmillan Cancer Support T-shirt and smoking a cigarette!. I had a few after but that was the turning point for me.
Once again, back to the story! We proceeded down Grisedale Beck down into the valley, past a beautiful barn, which if i ever win the lottery i would love to buy and convert!
Now at Patterdale we stopped at the hotel for some lunch, a lovely burger, chips and a pint, knowing we only had a couple of miles to go we saw no problem with this. By now the weather was lovely, so we sat in the beer garden in front of the hotel.
We called in to the Old Post Office to pick up tea and see where Wainwrights books were first sold and headed up to Boredale Hause, eating an icecream! It was a hard climb it must be said, we stopped more than once!
We managed to take a wrong turn here, much to the amusement of Rich! Make sure you turn right, don;t take any of the straight-on options!
You walk round the side of Angletarn Pikes and are greated by a breath taking view of Angle Tarn. We were all so pleased we had opted to camp here for the night and not in Patterdale. Plus of course we did not have that steep climb first thing in the morning.
We set up camp and after tea wandered up on to Angletarn Pikes to watch the sun set. Perfect finish to the day.
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