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“hard climb for me as a novice but worth the effort -the tarn was peaceful and the decent easy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alcock Tarn

Alcock Tarn
Grasmere, England
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Grasmere
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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cheshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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“hard climb for me as a novice but worth the effort -the tarn was peaceful and the decent easy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

followed a map but it was also well signposted plus there were occasional other walkers on occasion to ask directions from-the uphill path was a challenge but views were superb-we had a clear and dry day..the tarn is lovley and the decent into grasmere easy...

Visited October 2012
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Views amazing but don't expect easy strol like easdale lol it's a very steap clime down towards the swan can imagin on a wet day the rocks to be very slippy so just keep that inmind but defently worth a visit

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“Amazing views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Short walk up to the Tarn. Easy footpath to follow, so real need for maps etc. Great views across Grasmere.

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“A good half day walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

A pleasant steepish walk up to the tarn. Well worth it to reach a lovely quiet tarn. A good circular walk back to Grasmere taking in lovely views.

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“Views from Alcock Tarn are fantastic and worth the climb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Approach from the Dove Cottage side is easier than from the Swan Hotel path...remember to take your camera

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