Cumbria, England

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About Grasmoor

Grasmoor has an elevation of 852 m (2,795 ft) with a prominence of 519 m (1,703 ft). It is the 20th largest peak in the Lake District; the largest of the Coledale area and stands in the North Western Fells. Its steep western slopes fall away dramatically into the valley and Crummock Water below. The northern flank is the location of the impressive Dove Crags, which form a hollowed-out, sheer-sided bowl beneath. Grasmoor’s parent peak is Scafell Pike and it is classed as a Marilyn, a Hewitt and a Nuttall, along with being one of Wainwright’s 214 peaks.

The summit is a wide, level plateau with grass and moss, which is marked with a cairn that doubles up as a wind shelter. Its height and prominence allow marvellous views across Crummock Water to the High Stile ridge, while many of the major fell groups can also be seen, including the Helvellyn ridge and the Scafells.

Climbing Grasmoor

A direct ascent of Grasmoor can be made by scrambling up the screes from Lanthwaite; however, this route is steep (an ascent of around 610 m / 2,000 ft over less than 1 km / 0.5 mi) and is best undertaken by experienced walkers. Walkers looking to summit several peaks in one day can take any number of routes, for example beginning at Lanthwaite Green and ascending Whiteside and Hopegill Head before bagging Grasmoor; then moving onto Eel Crag, Wandope and Whiteless Pike before returning to Lanthwaite Green again.

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Cumbria, England
Latitude: 54.571266, Longitude: -3.279789

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