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Carl Side Tarn

 

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Set in the high mountains of the northern fells, Carlside Tarn barely gets a second glance from anyone passing this way. And the first glance usually causes an "I didn't expect to see a tarn up here" moment. The tarn, which sits in a grassy col between Carl Side and Skiddaw is, and I'm sad to say this, distinctly lacking in beauty. Even though the tarn is little more than a shallow puddle, it still deserves recognition, simply for the fact that it's one of only a handful found in the whole of the Northern Fells.

As an aside note: The tarn is found next to what is arguably the finest route to one of Lakeland's finest mountains; the Ullock Pike / Longside ridge. Skiddaw must surely attain one of the highest number of visitors of any fell in the Lake District, but only a fraction of those who reach the summit actually reach it by this fantastic route; which just happens to pass by the tarn in question.

 

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1st February 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 10
  Carlside Tarn 6.2 mile 2500 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside Edge - Carlside Tarn - Carlside - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd Wood - path back to the car
 

1st March 2014
  Ullock Pike to Skiddaw 6.3 mile 3100 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - Carlside Tarn - Skiddaw - Broad End - Barkbethdale - Southerndale - north of Watches - Near Ravenstone Hotel
 

28th March 2013
  Ullock Pike to Dodd 6.5 mile 2800 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Lingside - Carlside Tarn - Carl Side - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Longside Wood - roadside path back to the car park
 

17th March 2012
  Ullock Pike to Skiddaw 7.2 mile 2900 ft
High Side - Watches - Ling How - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - Carlside Tarn - Skiddaw - Broad End - Barkbethdale - Southerndale Beck - High Side
 

17th November 2011
  Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw and Carl Side. 7.1 mile 3000 ft
Gale road car park - Harwell Monument - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Carlside Tarn - Carlside - White Stones - Millbbeck - Applethwaite - Gale Road - Gale road car park
 

2nd October 2010
  Carl Side to Great Calva from Millbeck 12.2 mile 4200 ft
Millbeck - White Stones - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Birkett Fell - Little Calve - Great Calva - Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Whit Beck - Gale Road - Applethwaite - Millbeck
 

22nd August 2008
  An obvious circular walk taking in Ullock Pike, Long Side and Carl Side 6.1 mile 2600 ft
Ravenstone Hotel (back of) - Ling How - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - White Stones - Dodd Wood - Old Sawmill Tearooms - Roadside Parh
 

19th May 2007
  Painful hailstones on Skiddaw 6.5 mile 3150 ft
The Old Sawmill Tearooms - Dodd Wood - Dodd - White Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Broad End - Cockup - Melbecks - Peter House Farm
 

15th May 2007
  An unusual route up and an unusual route down Skiddaw 5.75 mile 2620 ft
High Side - Bassenthwaite Common - Randel Crag - Skiddaw - Carlside Tarn - Southerndale - High Side
 

12th May 2007
  WALK 1 - Skiddaw the long and difficult way 12.25 mile 3500 ft
Moot Hall Keswick - Great Crosthwaite - A591 - Millbeck - Carsleddam - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Hare Crag - Skiddaw House - Lonscale Crags - Latrigg - Briar Rigg - Moot Hall Keswick
 

12th May 2007
  WALK 2 - 2nd ascent of Skiddaw via the Ullock Pike ridge 7.25 mile 2950 ft
High side - Watches - Ullock Pike - Long side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Barkbethdale - High Side
 

25th January 2007
  Snow drifts and ice - Ullock Pike to Bakestall 7.9 mile 3340 ft
Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - Ullock Pike - Longside - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Broad End - Barkbeth Gill - Watches (bottom of) - Ravenstone Hotel
 

22nd April 2006
  The Ullock Pike ridge, Dodd, Mirehouse and St Bega’s Church 7.3 mile 2993 ft
A591 - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - White Stones - Dodd - Mirehouse - St Bega's Church - A591
 

29th December 2005
  Ullock Pike to Keswick 8.25 mile 3320 ft
Nr Mirehouse - Nr Ravenstone Hotel - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Gale Road - Spooney Lane
 

20th August 2005
  A long walk over the higher Skiddaw fells. 12.4 mile 4281 ft
High Side - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Lonscale Fell - Skiddaw House - Dash Falls - Barkbethdale - High Side
 

20th November 2004
  Ullock Pike ridge, Skiddaw, Bakestall and the quiet little valley of Barkbethdale. 8.7 mile 3455 ft
High Side - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Bakestall - Bassenthwaite Common - High Side
 



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