Easedale Tarn Round is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ambleside, Cumbria, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

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When William Wordsworth was residing at Allen Bank his sister Dorothy wrote of Easedale -  'wherever we turn there is nothing more beautiful than we see from our windows, while the treasures of Easedale lie as it were at our door'. The Easedale Tarn walk must be 'The Most Popular' walk from Grasmere on account of its accessibility from the village and its appeal to old and young alike. Leaving Grasmere by the Easedale road the footbridge is crossed at the bend beyond 'Goody Bridge'. The going used to be wet here but recent 'pitching' of the path has seen much improvement. All is on the level with Sourmilk Gill ahead but there is much rough ground for the unwary. Climbing starts in earnest alongside the gill, but the waterfalls add an extra distraction. Beyond the falls is another rough track before the tarn is reached. The return path can be seen on the opposite side of the gill. If wanting to shorten the walk (missing out the tarn) you cut across the gill above the falls to gain this return path. After appreciation of the scene, cross the outfall and follow the return path which slants away towards 'Far Easedale' and the footbridge at Stythwaite Steps. The way back to Grasmere is part of the 'Coast to Coast' route, and is initially stony in places.

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Alan Humphries
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absolutely lovely walk some stunning views

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Arwen Graham
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Jane Halliday
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Christopher Slater
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Simon Longman
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Jo Williams
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Great trail, started at 3:30 and finished at 5:30 without rushing. Nice loop, good views, Tran perfect for a cup of tea!

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Paula Trueman
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Definitely not easy! But fun!

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scott pearshouse
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wet wet wet

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David Smith
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Brilliant Walk for the family and dogs

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Marcus Halliday
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Nathan Snyder
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Adam Rose
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Odette Sycamore
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Nice walk which is relatively easy. Lots of puddles and muddy parts due to recent rainfall but all the route is accessible.

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Patrick Beauchaml
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A gentle walk for your last day in the Lakes.

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Tolga Yilmaz
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Kirk Shaw
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Katharine Moore
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Excellent family walk. Lovely views & beautiful peaceful tarn at the top. We went up with the river on our right all the way & down the opposite side. I would say that is the easier route. Enjoy

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Ashley Williamson
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Beautiful views, technical sections, 3 tarns!

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Matthew Cuba
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Great morning walk up to the tarn and back before the weather turned wet. Saw lots of sheep, some rabbits, cattle and ducks - both wild and on the farm. There are great sights all along this trail and the Easedale Tarn itself is a nice place to sit a spell. Path down was wet in places so proper footwear is recommended.

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Jack Roberts
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