Alcock Tarn

A short steep walk to a high mountain tarn. Perched above the A591 on the other side from Grasmere is a small crag quite high up called Grey Crag. Behind it lies Alcock Tarn. Getting there is not easy, but the views make the effort worthwhile. Take a bit of lunch up there to nibble, and just sit absorbing the atmosphere of the place.

The tarn is quite shallow, just 2m (2 yards) or so deep.

The walk also passes the Wordsworth Trust Shop and Dove Cottage for those followers of the Lakeland Poet.