Arriving back from the Lakes after my Easter holiday, I had a look through my stats page after posting a walk I did before heading 400 miles north, and noticed that I was sat on 499 posts. What to do for number 500, my first big walk in this visit to the Lakes was from Wasdale, up Yewbarrow and to Scoat Fell and Steeple. A fine “post 500” entrant. But not for me, I may (highly likely actually) only walk these paths once, so why not instead make Post 500 about places I have visited before, many times. Grasmere is a walk I’ve done more than any other in the Lakes, and probably challenges my most popular walk ever around Cadover Bridge and Wigford Down. Considering its 400 miles away it’s a fair effort, but then considering I’ve been to the Lakes every year (bar one obvious exemption of 2020) since 2008, at times 2 or 3 times, it makes sense that you have a favourite spot and regular go to. Grasmere is usually our first proper day outing, having driven up the day before and spent that day around Keswick, we then head down to Grasmere the next day for coffee and a bimble. I reckon I’ve walked around Grasmere at least 7 times now, 5 are on this website, so it seemed to fit that it it had earned the title of Post 500. On this post also is Surprise View and Ashness Bridge, plus our Keswick walks to Friars Crag. Now I’ve been to Friars Crag in all weathers, including some horrific rains last October, but like Grasmere its a go to walk. Early in the morning to wake up a bit, or later in the day walking off a meal, it never fails to deliver. This is an easy walk but come down in the evening and the light can be amazing. All in all this is my perfect “Post 500”.