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Burnmoor Tarn

 

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This is one of the largest of the tarns in the Lake District. Surrounded by wet and boggy grassland, and set in a large hollow about half way between Wasdale Head and Boot. The tarn can be reached from four main directions, Wasdale Head, Boot, Miterdale and Scafell.

 

 

 


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Burnmoor Lodge actually looks quite inviting in conditions like today; a place to linger, to enjoy and to soak in the surroundings. In stark contrast to this, if you should happen upon this place when the cloud is down and the wind is howling, then you're faced with an altogether different experience. One of uneasiness, where you actually feel more comfortable walking across the mist covered moor than in familiar surroundings, where, in normal circumstances you'd expect to find at least a little reassurance.

As my then nine year old Nephew said on one such day "this place gives you the creeps". I think we were both grateful of company that day, especially while we were around the other side of the building, where we both swore that someone was watching us out of the upstairs windows.


 

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14th June 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 55
  Tarns around Scafell 14.5 mile 4000 ft
Jubilee Bridge - behind Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - River Esk - Great Moss - Sampson's Stones - How Beck - Foxes Tarn gully - Foxes Tarn - Symonsd Knott - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Quagrigg Moss - Great How Tarn - Oliver Gill - Bullatt Bridge - Burnmoor Tarn - Lambford Bridge - Eel Tarn - Stony Tarn - Woolpack Inn - road back to Jubilee Bridge
 

7th August 2014
  Scafell and Slight Side from Eskdale Green 15 mile 4100 ft
Eskdale Green - Giggle Alley - Porterthwaite - Miterdale - Low Place - Miterdale Head - Burnmoor Tarn - Burnmoor Lodge - Bulatt Bridge - Hard Rigg - Green How - Scafell - Slight Side - Broad Tongue - Hardrigg Gill - Bulatt Bridge - Eskdale Moor - Brat's Moss - Blea Tarn - Fell End - Hollin How - Eskdale Green
 

20th May 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 14 - Burnmoor Corpse Road 14.5 mile 2500 ft
Brackenclose - Burnmoor Tarn - Boot - Eskdale valley - Eskdale Green - Miterdale - Tongue Moor - Brackenclose
 

27th March 2011
  Miterdale, Burnmoor Tarn and Eskdale 10 mile 1200 ft
Eskdale Green - Giggle Alley - Porterthwaite - Low Place - Miterdale - Burnmoor Tarn - Eskdale Moor - Brat's Moss - Boot - St Catherine's Church - low Wood - Forge Bridge - Eskdale Green
 

17th October 2009
  Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Eskdale Moor 9.5 mile 2400 ft
Porterthwaite (Miterdale) - Miterdale Forest - Whin Rigg - Illgill Head - Burnmoor Tarn - Boat How - Brat's Hill - Blea Tarn - Blind Tarn - Siney Tarn - Porterthwaite (Miterdale)
 

23rd September 2008
  There are just so many things to see if you wander about - Scafell and Slight Side 7.6 mile 3300 ft
Wasdale Road - Brackenclose - Green How - Sca Fell - Slight Side - Broad Tongue - Hardrigg Gill - Bulatt Bridge - Burnmoor Tarn - Maiden Castle Cairn - Corpse Road into Wasdale - Bracken Close - Wasdale Road
 

30th August 2008
  Miterdale, Burnmoor Tarn and Eskdale 9.8 mile 1500 ft
Eskdale Green - Low Holme - Low Place - Miterdale - Burnmoor Tarn - Eskdale Moor - Brat's Moss - Boot - St Catherine's Church - Eskdale (valley) - Forge Bridge - Eskdale Green
 

29th August 2007
  A walk above Wasdale Screes and into Miterdale Valley 10.2 mile 2880 ft
Eskdale Green - Miterdale Forest - Whin Rigg - Wasdale Screes (above) - Illgill Head - Burnmoor Tarn - Miterdale Head - Eskdale Green
 

2nd May 2007
  It ain't half hot Mum - Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Eskdale Valley 11.3 mile 2867 ft
Eskdale Green - Miterdale - Irton Fell - Whin Rigg - Illgill Head - Burnmoor Tarn - Boot - Eskdale Valley - Fordge Bridge - Eskdale Green
 

9th July 2004
  A walk from Eskdale Green - Two valleys, two fells and one tarn. 11.9 mile 2674 ft
Eskdale Green -Miterdale - Whin Rigg - Whin Rigg Tarn - Illgill Head - Burnmoor Tarn - Burnmoor Lodge - Eskdale Moor - Boot - Church House - Milkingstead - The Green Station - Eskdale Green
 

9th November 2003
  Miterdale, Burnmoor Tarn, boot and Eskdale Valley. 9.5 mile 1296 ft
Eskdale Green - Giggle Ally - Miterdale - Burnmoor Tarn - Burnmoor Lodge - Eskdale Moor - Boot - Eskdale Church - Dalegarth Station - Eskdale Green
 



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