Route suggestion: Dobgill car park - Harrop Tarn - Mosshause Gill - above Blea Tarn - Middle Crag - High Tove
3.1 mile / approx 1300 ft ascent
This is the longest route I've shown for High Tove and undoubtedly the one which gives a greater insight into the area. Along the way you pass two very different Lakeland tarns, thick woodland and finish off by walking almost two miles through the bleakness of the central ridge.
Despite being found in the middle of a wooded area, Harrop Tarn is a beautiful place and on a sunny day surprisingly well lit up. Sadly the tarn is silting up and should you happen upon the tarn at the height of summer, you'll find the place somewhat overgrown and dominated by reeds. This is a total contrast to Blea Tarn, which is about as bleak as you could wish for.
You'll find a very useful fence running along this route from the area above Blea Tarn all the way to High Tove itself. For those new to the area this fence could very well be employed as a navigation aid. And while you never really loose sight of it, do not assume that you'll be able to walk alongside the fence for the duration. The pools, mud and standing water will have you zig-zagging about the place.