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Gray Crag and Pasture Beck from Hartsop village
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Photo from the walk - Gray Crag and Pasture Beck from Hartsop village

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 2200 feet / 667 metres

Grade - moderate

This short Lake District walk provides excellent views and great walking. The start is the pretty village of Hartsop. The climb onto Gray Crag is steep but once this ascent has been completed the walk is relatively easy and includes Thornthwaite Beacon and a beautiful valley walk alongside Pasture Beck back to the start. 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 1: South Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 1: South LakelandGuidebook to 60 half to full-day walks in the south Lake District. Walking areas include Rydal, Grasmere, Langdale, Little Langdale, Coniston, Torver and the south, Grizedale, Satterthwaite, the Rusland Valley, Winster Valley, Troutbeck, Kentmere, Longsleddale and across to Tebay. Part of a three-volume series, focusing on short, low-level walks.
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