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This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
852 m (2795 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
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Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Grassy upland

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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  89   West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Grasmoor (2500ft+) rises boldly above the E side of Crummock Water, in the Lake District (England), presenting to the W a continuously steep slope of scree and crags from valley almost to summit. In contrast, the mountain top is a broad grassy plateau.

To the E a grassy slope leads to the wide col with Crag Hill (839m), which stands at the hub of the local range. Crag Hill connects to Grisedale Pike (qv) by a N ridge which crosses Coledale Hause, an easily-graded pass between Braithwaite to the NE and Crummock Water to the W. There are also ridges from Crag Hill to the E (to Sail 773m, Scar Crags 672m and Causey Pike 637m) and to the SW (to Wandope 772m and Whiteless Pike 660m), which make pleasant longer routes to Grasmoor.

The direct ascent from the W is unattractively steep and relentless; however, a ridge from the SE side of the summit plateau (Lad Hows) runs S turning SW and provides a more attractive direct approach route from Crummock Water.

Hazards you may encounter on Grasmoor include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
A special thank you to David S Brown for his work on this and all of the England/Wales information.
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Cumbrian Fells
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Lake District
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 Routes that include Grasmoor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 705 m 4.85 km 2.5 hrs Grasmoor  An easy, short and sometimes steep ascent route from the more attractive western side, which may be extended into a longer round ridge-walk.  

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Me at the top of Grasmoor, 8th June 2007.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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