Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar

Stone Arthur, the first peak on this circular walk, looms over the village of Grasmere. It is a steep climb and in summer bracken encroaches on the already narrow path making it awkward. The views are worth every bit of effort. Many of the central fells can be seen and identified. Alcock Tarn, requiring another steep climb, is well below you. Tiny figures may be seen perhaps dipping weary toes in the cool waters. Already you are higher. Carry on to Great Rigg and the big vistas of the Lake District really excel. Another tarn; Grisedale, can be seen below Dollywaggon Pike and the Helvellyn ridge partially hidden by the bulk of Fairfield. The Coniston Hills too, and many more.