Contrasting the remote wildness of Watendlath and Dock Tarn with the sylvan beauty of the Borrowdale valley this is a very fine outing indeed. Weather permitting this walk is suitable for most times of the year but is arguably at it’s finest in late spring, when the lambs gamble and May blossom blooms, or early summertime when Dock Tarn is white with water lilies.
CLASSIFICATION: Intermediate Fell Walk (alt 420m).
LENGTH: 8.5 km.
TIME: 4 hours.
DIFFICULTY: Mildly difficult, with steepish ascent (500m) and descent. START & FINISH: Car parks in Rosthwaite (256 149)
MAPS: OS L89 or OL4.
HOSTELRIES: The Flock-in Tearoom and Scafell Inn in Rosthwaite. Caffle House Tearoom in Watendlath.