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Grasmoor

Grasmoor is a mountain range located in the north-western sector of the English Lake District.  Grasmoor rises above Crummock Water and is the highest peak within the group of hills that are situated between the villages of Lorton, Braithwaite and Buttermere. Its western flank that drops dramatically into the Crummock Water distinguishes Grasmoor from other ranges. The face of this mountain is unsuitable for rock climbers because of the minimal amount of clean rock. Grasmoor contains some of the most extensive scree slopes in the entire North Western Fells.
Grasmoor is part of the North Western Fells, an area that is situated between the Derwent and Cocker rivers. Two roads that cross from east to west divide the fells into three separate groups. Grasmoor is part of the sector that rises between Whinlatter Pass and Newlands Pass. Even though Crag Hill is located at the centre of this mountain range, Grasmoor has the highest altitude. If you want to reach the summit of Grasmoor from the floor of the valley close to Little Town, you will need to walk a four mile ascent. On the other hand, if you begin along the western shores of the Crummock Water you will only have to walk a quarter about a mile along a slope of scree.
The summit area of Grasmoor contains a selection of moss and short grass in a domed formation that runs mostly along the ridgeline. Broad smooth slopes that descend 2,368 feet lie to the east of the plateau and connect to Crag Hill. The summit area narrows at the western end thus forming an additional top of Grasmoor End. The valley of Rannerdale lies to the south of Grasmoor and flows to Crummock Water between Lad Hows and Wandope. The top of Grasmoor is positioned toward the summit plateau’s western end and has both large and small cairns.
The presence of sheep-mown grass characterises the top of the mountain, and though the view is somewhat spectacular, it is obscured because of the size of the summit. If you go to the western end of the plateau you can view all of the main Lakeland ranges except for the Far Eastern Fells. The best means of ascension is to proceed directly up the screes from Lanthwaite and making your way through the scenery located above so that you are able to find your way to Grasmoor End on the north west approach. This method involves a 2,000 foot ascent during a travel of about half a mile. With this same approach you can reach the northern slopes by taking a detour along Liza Beck.
Whichever section of the range you choose to climb, walk or view, you will surely find some adventure and picturesque views. Travel to the summit or walk along the paths will provide some excitement for your trip to the Lake District. You may choose to just admire the views and avoid the long ascent to the summit of Grasmoor but whatever you choose to do, be certain to follow the advice of the guides and only walk along specified areas of the fells.