Via The Brothers Parting Stone (Wordsworth History)
A special treat along the route to St Sunday - a visit to The Brothers Parting Stone, at Grisedale Tarn, where Wordsworth said 'good-bye' to his Brother John for the last time. Read the poem out loud inscribed on a rock, to take you back in time...
Our journey for this hike leads us up the Grisedale valley, in the shadows of Striding Edge then Dollywagon Pike, with its tremendous steep sides, you are fully absorbed into the Grisedale mountains' history.
After a chance to dabble your toes in the beautiful clears waters of Grisedale Tarn, and a visit to the somewhat hidden and impressive Brothers Parting Stone, with its inscription standing¬†at around 8' high...
Next we embark on the rocky ascent¬†to Grisedale Hause and the ridge to St Sunday Crag (this is domed¬†ridge, nothing at all to be anxious about!).
Our descent from St Sunday Crag will include a visit to Gavel Pike and Birks before steeply descending to Patterdale.
During the descent we have the occasional we stop in awe of Ullswater from above. ¬†A watchful eye may even see the Red Deer, who parade, very camauflaged, on the western screes of Place Fell... your guide will have a monocular for you to take a beady eye to the screes.
This hike encompasses so many different aspects of history, flora and fauna whilst being much less hiked than its neighbours of the Helvellyn Range, it's a favourite with Hiking Highs guides.
¬£150 for one walker + ¬£30 each additional walker
Can be linked with a valley hike for groups of different levels
Nicola was really approachable, she listened and very enthusiastic. The walks allowed us to put a lot into practice.
We have done several walks with Nic. She is very quick to see and adapt walks to peoples abilities. Also very knowledgeable about the area and would recommend walks with the company.