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Walk Up Silver How – Langdale to Grasmere Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on April 29, 2018    5/5 (1)

Walk Up Silver How – Langdale to Grasmere Walk

Further Details

Route Summary:

Walk from Chapel Stile to Grasmer over the Wainwright of Silver How.

This walk includes the Wainwright of Silver How

Route Start Location: Chapel Stile or Elterwater

8.25 km 448 m 3 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Pubs and cafes in Chapel Stile and Elterwater, see our full guide to Great Langdale for more details. Stay tuned for our full guide to Grasmere in the coming weeks..


Some sections of path not clear over Silver How

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Public Transport:

There are good public transport links between Great Langdale and Ambleside, with the  516 Bus Route between Dungeon Ghyll – Kendal / Ambleside running six buses daily.

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


Walk Up Silver How – Langdale to Grasmere Walk Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Walk Up Silver How – Langdale to Grasmere Walk

This is a walk from Langdale to Grasmere over the Wainwright of Silver How, which provides an excellent view over Grasmere. The route outlined sets off from Chapel Stile, up Meg’s Gill and across to Silver How. It’s then down to Grasmere Village, past Allan Bank – which was one of Wordsworth’s homes for a few years after he married, but left as the chimneys apparently smoked too much.

The walk then returns along a quiet lane on the west shore of Grasmere and back to the start through Red Bank Wood and over the shoulder of Huntingstile Crag – a bit of an uphill pull back to the start. You can alternatively start this walk from Grasmere or Elterwater, rather than Chapel Stile.

Silver How Langdale to Grasmere Walk Route

Click here to download the printable pdf version of the route in a new window (external site).

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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