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Tewet Tarn

 

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Tewet Tarn and its surroundings are just so peaceful and a real joy to visit. The tarn, which is found found in a wonderful location at the northern end of St John's in the Vale is very easy to reach, yet still offers the feeling of getting away from it all. If the tarn is the sole aim of your outing, simply find a roadside space between Burns Farm and Naddle Bridge and within fifteen minutes you're there. Alternatively it can be included in a much longer walk, perhaps including the well known Castlerigg Stone Circle, St John's in the Vale Church and for the more energetic, an ascent of High Rigg. All of which can be included in the same half day walk. (see the list of walks at the bottom of this page).
Although not immediately apparent the tarn has a dam of sorts at the northern end, no doubt deserving credit for the tarn never drying out, even during prolonged spells of dry weather. In contrast to the footpath side of the tarn, the south and west edges are bordered by marshy ground, making access to the waters edge quite difficult along those sides.
The tarn is watched over by the mighty Blencathra, who's reflection is often mirrored in the tarn, making it more lovely than it already is. Some sources say that perhaps the tarn is named after the Peewits which seem to abound in this area, and more often than not put on a display of acrobatics as you walk past.


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19th December 2016
  Tewet Tarn and High Rigg 6.1 mile about 1200 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

6th September 2016
  Tewet Tarn and High Rigg 6.1 mile about 1200 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

13th December 2015
  Tewet Tarn and High Rigg 6.1 mile 1200 ft
Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Castle Lane
 

30th August 2015
  Tewet Tarn & St John's in the Vale Church 4.3 mile 600 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

1st January 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 1
  Tewet Tarn 1.3 mile 100 ft
From the road to Tewet Tarn and back
 

14th September 2014
  Tewet Tarn and High Rigg 6.1 mile 1200 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

15th April 2014
  Taking Kayleigh up High Rigg on the way home 6.1 mile 1200 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Fsrm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

4th January 2014
  Latrigg, High Rigg and Walla Crag 14.1 mile 3100 ft
Briar Rigg - Latrigg - Brundholme - A66 - Naddle Beck - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Keswick - Briar Rigg
 

1st December 2013
  Tewet Tarn and High Rigg 6.1 mile 1200 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Fsrm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

24th June 2013
  St John's in the Vale Church, Tewet Tarn and Castlerigg Stone Circle 4.3 mile 600 ft
Nest Brow - Dale Bottom - St John's in the Vale Church - Tewet Tarn - Naddle Bridge - Goosewell Farm - Castlerigg Stone Circle - Castle Lane
 

14th April 2013
  St John's in the Vale Church and Tewet Tarn 4.3 mile 600 ft
Castle Lane - Nest Brow - Dale Bottom - St John's in the Vale Church - Tewet Tarn - Naddle Bridge - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

28th September 2012
  A showery walk to Tewet Tarn & St John's in the Vale Church 4.3 mile 600 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

7th April 2012
  Tewet Tarn and High Rigg 6.1 mile 1200 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Fsrm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

19th February 2012
  How could I be so stupid. I left my gear at home so I walked High Rigg and Walla Crag instead 15 mile 3100 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - High Rigg Tarn - Long Band - St John's Beck - St John's in the Vale Church - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Stable Hills - Borrowdale Road - Keswick - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

30th October 2011
  Castlerigg Stone Circle to Thirlmere 10 mile 1500 ft
Castlerigg Stone circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Long Band - Bridge End Farm - Thirlmere Dam - Shoulthwaite Farm - Rough How Bridge - Shaw Bank - Dale bottom fields - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

8th July 2011
  A short walk from Castlerigg before it rained 4.1 mile 600 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

25th March 2011
  Tewet Tarn and High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone circle 5 mile 1050 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Naddle Valley - A591 - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

4th December 2010
  Latrigg and High Rigg 11.7 mile 2100 ft
Keswick - Briar Rigg - Spooney Green Land - Mallen Dodd - Latrigg - Brundholme - A66 - Naddle Beck - Tewet Tarn - St Johns in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Nest Brow - Keswick
 

25th June 2010
  High Rigg from Keswick 8.9 mile 1600 ft
Briar Rigg - the old railway footpath - High Fieldside - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Nest Brow - Castlerigg - Springs Wood - Keswick - Briar Rigg
 

2nd April 2010
  A good Good Friday walk from Keswick 9.6 mile 1100 ft
Briar Rigg - Keswick Railway path - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale church - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Keswick - Briar Rigg
 

3rd January 2010
  A great day to be on High Rigg 6.1 mile 1190 ft
A591, Castle Lane - Nest Brow - Naddle Valley - Shaw Bank - High Rigg - St John's in the Vale Church - Tewet Tarn - Naddle Bridge - Castlerigg Stone Circle - A591, Castle Lane
 

3rd May 2009
  A short walk taking in Tewet Tarn 4.2 mile 630 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle.
 

18th January 2009
  A short walk up High Rigg and almost beating the bad weather 5.1 mile 1100 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Naddle Valley - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

8th October 2008
  An afternoon around High Rigg 5.5 mile 1300 ft
Near Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - St John's in the Vale Church - Yew Tree Farn - Shundraw - Near Naddle Bridge
 

28th June 2008
  Snipeshow Tarn to Tewet Tarn 7.5 mile 1570 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - A591 - Snipeshow Tarn - High Rigg - St John's in the Vale Church - Tewet Tarn - Naddle Bridge - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

20th December 2007
  Castlerigg Stone Circle, Tewet Tarn and High Rigg 6.5 1263
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - A591 - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

10th June 2007
  Early morning peace and quiet on High Rigg 7.1 mile 1766 ft
Nr Burns Farm - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Wren Crag - Low Bridge End Farm - Sosgill Bridge - St John's in the Vale (valley) - Yew Tree Farm - Shundraw - Nr Burns Farm
 

1st April 2006
  Tewet Tarn, St john’s in the Vale Church and High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone Circle 6.1 mile 1253 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Dale Bottom - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

27th November 2005
  High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone Circle 6.3 mile 1371 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Dale Bottom - High Rigg - St John's in the Vale Church - Tewet Tarn - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

12th December 2004
  A good choice when nothing is planned. 6.3 mile 1808 ft
Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Low Rigg - Tewet Tarn
 

2nd May 2004
  High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone Circle. 6.3 mile 1430 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - Low Rigg - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - A591 - High Nest - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

26th October 2003
  Castlerigg Stone Circle and St John's in the Vale from Keswick 7.6 mile 1207 ft
Keswick - Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Beck - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - Low Rigg - St John's in the Vale - A591 - Castlerigg - Springs Wood
 



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