Route that uses the high ridges to the east of Grasmere. Height is gained quickly. Excellent views from Fairfield east to Ullswater and south-west to Windermere.
Paths along the ascending/descending ridges are mostly firm. It can be quite boggy on the wide ridges either side of Fairfield.
Route can be extended to descend down to Rydal Water or Ambleside.
There is ample parking in Grasmere, from where the walk can also start/finish.