A CIRCUIT OF BLEA TARN (plus alternative – a climb to Side Pike)

£3.50

The sublime Blea Tarn nests in splendid isolation suspended between the two Langdales, Little and Great. This walk makes a simple clockwise perambulation of the tarn walking through the plantation to the little Scots Pine clad headland on the west shore before continuing to the head of the pass. Return is made via the road passing Blea Tarn House and the Echo Stone. For the energetic the extra ascent of Side Pike is also described.

Description

The sublime Blea Tarn nests in splendid isolation suspended between the two Langdales, Little and Great. This walk makes a simple clockwise perambulation of the tarn walking through the plantation to the little Scots Pine clad headland on the west shore before continuing to the head of the pass. Return is made via the road passing Blea Tarn House and the Echo Stone. For the energetic, the extra ascent of Side Pike is also described. (1.3mb) 12 Pages.

LENGTH: 2½km (3km with alt)
TIME: 1½ hours (2½ hours with alt)
DIFFICULTY: Very easy (Difficult with Alternative addition)
START & FINISH: Blea Tarn car park (296043)
ALTERNATIVE STARTS: Head of Blea Tarn Pass
MAPS: OS L90 OR OL7
HOSTELRIES: Nearest – Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Great Langdale,
Three Shires Inn in Little Langdale

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