Blea Tarn
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enaid035
London, UK125 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Parked at the National Trust car park,toilets not open here but just across the road from mirror lake.
Stunning walk to Sticklebarn, also a National Trust pub and car park.
The pub is lovely with friendly staff , hot food and selection of ales plus good coffee and cake.
An easy walk across the valley for reasonably fit people well worth the effort.
Written September 11, 2020
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andrewL2325HG
Devon, United Kingdom165 contributions
Jun 2021
We got lost and ended up just following whatever road we cared to and ended up at this wonderful secluded location. Peace and tranquility all around. Walked from the NT car park around the tarn and up onto open pathway surrounded by high hills on all sides. Wandered for a couple of miles and followed the lane back we had driven down. At one point where the road dropped sharply into the neighbouring valley we could hear there was a helicopter approaching but could not see it until we looked down as it was at a lower altitude than we were.
Written June 22, 2021
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Clare S
Southbourne, UK13 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Beautiful tarn with amazing view over to Great Langdale. Easy access from the car park. Slightly hairy drive from Great Langdale - single track and some steep inclines in parts (there are passing places though). Nice walk round tarn and up to the road to look back over Langdale valley. For the energetic, a walk up Side Pike can be added too.
Written August 16, 2018
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Helen S
126 contributions
Sep 2020
Great picnic location and close to the National Trust car park. Nice walk around the tarn even though we only popped in for a quick swim. Be sure to bring beach shoes though
Written September 8, 2020
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40lulu
London, UK422 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
This was a lovely walk , not too hard but great views and stunning location , not boggy but some puddles , you can walk in a circle but coming back along the road or go back along the path . A lovely walk to do .
Written October 30, 2020
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Owen R
Edinburgh, UK256 contributions
Oct 2020
On a lovely sunny day in the lakes, in a beautiful setting. This is a wonderful scenic area and should not be missed. There is a lot of areas in the Lake district that are quiet and non touristy, this is one.
Written October 12, 2020
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Fee667667
High Wycombe, UK39 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
well worth a visit, either just for the tarn or for a longer walk, maybe taking in a peak or two. Popular spot and seems to be a favoured stop to eat a packed lunch. On previous visits we parked at the nearest car park, a short stroll from the tarn. This year we visited half way through a longer walk. Beautiful!
Written April 29, 2018
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Motherofthebrid... M
Rivenhall, England88 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
You have to visit this spot if you come to the Lakes. The scenery is stunning and you just need to take a moment to breathe in the peace, quiet and serenity of your surroundings. Climb to the top to see a stunning view and you won't be disappointed. It's the English countryside at its best.
Written July 9, 2017
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Simon90125
Dunfermline, UK57 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Blea tarn occupies its own little ampitheatre between the valleys of Great Langdale and Little Langdale and has a sense of remoteness to it. The approaches from both valleys are via a narrow fell road (with passing places) which is steep in places, has no fences and both approaches are heavily pot-holed. There is a National Trust car park (metered parking or FREE to members) above the tarn and a short walk on a good path leads down to it.
A few routes are available. The easiest is a simple there and back walk down to the south side of the tarn where there is a world class view of The Langdale Pikes. This is what a lot of photographers do, especially at sunrise. The view is one of the best in The Lakes and many are happy just to stand here and take in the atmosphere.
The second is a circuit of the tarn. The path extends around the west side of the tarn to join the road coming up from Great Langdale. Walk back along the road passing Blea Tarn House to reach the car park. This circuit is suitable for buggy style pushchairs.
The third is a more strenuous circuit for those who are suitably experienced and equipped for a fell route and it is the one we did. Climb a path from Blea Tarn House SE to reach the summit of Lingmoor Fell (involves 250 metres of ascent) then follow a path NW (following a stone dyke all the way) to the col below Side Pike and descend a grassy slope SW to the road. Follow the road W to a cattle grid and then take the footpath around the tarn to return to the car park. This route is in a number of guide books. The views from Lingmoor Fell are stunning and takes in Wetherlam, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, and The Langdale Pikes.
Written April 19, 2017
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MiddleEnglandMan
Harrogate, UK544 contributions
May 2021
NT car park over the road and then the tarn is just there - isolated, quiet and spectacular. Well worth a picnic and stroll. Off the beaten track so not touristy
Written May 19, 2021
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