Preparing to leave Grasmere.

      

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Heading out of Grasmere.
Note Helm Crag in the distant right

      

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Heading to cross Dunmail Raise & the A591 road.
The ascent route to Grisedale Tarn alongside Tongue Gill is directly ahead between Seat Sandal and Fairfield. 

      

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The ascent alongside Tongue Gill starts.

      

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The start of the ascent alongside Tongue Gill.
Looking back across Dunmail Raise (A591) to the Helm Crag ridge

      

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One of the Tongue Gill waterfalls just below Hause Moss.

      

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Looking back towards Grasmere.

      

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On the horizon is the rim of the Hause Moss depression.
Hause Moss is a shallow basin & probably the remains of a long dried up tarn.

      

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Inside the Hause Moss basin.

      

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Walking along the side of Hause Moss basin with the rim of Grisedale Hause ahead and Grisedale Tarn just beyond.

      

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Looking south, back across the Hause Moss basin

      

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Grisedale Tarn.

Note the steep zig zag ascent path up Dollywaggon Pike opposite. This path can be used as an alternative route to Patterdale via Helvelyn and Striding Edge - but not this time!

      

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Grisedale Tarn.
Ahead is the route between Dollywaggon Pike and Fairfield which follows Grisedale Beck down the valley and on to Patterdale valley.

      

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Heading for the descent route to Patterdale along Grisedale Valley where Grisedale Beck leaves the tarn.

      

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Heading down Grisedale valley.
St Sunday Crag is on the right.

      

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Looking across left is a view of Striding Edge.

      

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Ruthwaite Lodge (climbing hut).
Beautiful cascading waterfalls behind the lodge.
Nethermost Pike and Striding Edge can be seen in the distance.

      

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Looking back up the Grisedale Valley to St Sunday Crag, Dollywaggon Pike and the hause.

      

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Easy walking alongside Grisedale Beck as the valley broadens out.
Place Fell, on the far shore of Ullswater, is seen in the distance.

      

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A first view of Patterdale Valley with Glenridding and Ullswater below us.

      

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Accommodation at Beech House in Glenridding.

      

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