Silver How

Sometimes when you've only got a couple of hours or so, or want to make the most of a weather window, this is the sort of short walk you want. Based from the village of Grasmere, you pass by Allan Bank - the temporary home of Wordsworth and now owned by the National Trust, climb through juniper bushes, cross a high plateau, and returning to the village there's even a handy teashop at the bottom of the path. And like many of the smaller hills the views from the summit of Silver Howe are stunning - on a good day! The Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and The Band, Pike of Blisco, Helm Crag, Steel Fell, Heron Pike and Fairfield can all be recognised.