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Review of Alcock Tarn

Ranked #8 of 19 things to do in Grasmere
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

What a lovely walk up from 'The Swan'. A steep climb (so take it easy) but well worth it for the views from the top. Windemere to the left, Loughrigg with Coniston beyond and over Grasmere you can see Scaefell!

1  Thank BigAlRotherham_
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Bit steep on the way up but worth it for fabulous views of Windermere, Grasmere and Coniston at the top. The tarn looks like an infinity pool. Lovely walk taking 3 hours.

Thank janbrad
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This is a good example of why people who say "the Lake District is too busy" are wrong. You only have to climb the hill on the opposite side of the main road from Grasmere to really get away from it all. Its peaceful and in a wonderful setting.

1  Thank RohanFan
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We spent the morning on the the trail to Alcorn Tarn, hoping to gain a sense of the beauty of the Lake Country from the heights. Some steep going along a trail shared with local sheep, but the views from Alcorn Tarn were magical! We suggest starting the trail at Dove Cottage and wearing good hiking shoes!

Thank Bumpa1022
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

A short but fairly stiff climb; fantastic views on the way up. Unfortunately mist covered the tarn but will go up on our next visit.

Thank willaim c
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