This is a wonderfully rewarding walk (although quite strenuous) which is accessible from lots of our Lake District cottages in the North and can be undertaken from the door of any of our Braithwaite cottages or (if a little further on the flat) our Keswick cottages also.
If you are arriving by car, park in the small carpark that is on your left just at the start of Whinlatter Pass (to get here turn off at Braithwaite village off the A66 between Keswick and Cockermouth, drive through Braithwaite and then the road becomes Whinlatter pass).
With your back to the road, you’ll see some steps dug into the hillside on the right. Go up these steps and follow the path up to Grisedale Pike.
This is a lovely ridge walk and you gain height quite quickly. You can then continue the ridge walk right round before dropping down to Coledale at Braithwaite. There is a good pub here and if you're staying in one our holiday cottages in the village you can hobble home after a refreshing pint; otherwise it's a short walk back to the carpark along the road.