3rd December 2005

A classic beauty spot, two lower fells, a quarry and a waterfall.

 

Walk Overview
Details
Time 10.10 to 15.10
Duration 5 hr
Distance 6.5 mile
Ascent 2014 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney, Roger and Ann Hiley and two others
Route
Tarn Hows - Iron Keld Plantation - Black Crag - Hodge Close - Holme Fell - Yew Tree Farm - Tarn Hows
 
Fells visited
 
Directory places visited
 

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows is reputed to be one of the Lake Districts most popular tourist destinations. I should point out that the prices in the car park and the amount of traffic would help to confirm this. This is a car park I wouldn't even think of trying to park after 10 am during the summer months.

I you are lucky enough to find a space then Tarn Hows itself is no more than a couple of minutes walk away.

 

Route Map
 
 
Photos

Crossing the bridge over Tarn Hows outflow.
Tarn Hows is one of the Lake Districts most popular beauty spots. A firm favourite with locals and visitors alike and a good choice for a family walk. The tarn is about two minutes walk from the large National Trust car park and has a good, easy to follow path around the tarn; which is a lovely walk in its self. In good conditions during the autumn months, this is arguably the most beautiful place in the whole of the National Park.

Looking ahead to Black Crag. Taken from the path above Iron Keld Plantation.
Please note much of Iron Keld Plantation shown on the map has been felled during the last few years.

Windermere from Black Crag summit.
Much to our surprise we had a spell of sunshine while we were in this area. Not what we were expecting today at all.

And looking across to Weatherlam from Black Crag summit.

High Arnside farm and Lingmoor Fell from the route off Black Crag.

Low Oxen Fell.

High Oxen Fell.

Inside Hodge Close Quarry.

One of the Holme Ground Tarns with Holme Fell behind.

Looking straight down onto the water at the reflections from one of the trees next to the tarn.

From just below Holme Fell summit with Holme Ground Tarns below.

Ivy Crag summit cairn. Lingmoor Fell is in the middle of the picture and the Langdales can be seen looking rather dark on the left of the photo.

Ivy Crag summit cairn. Lingmoor Fell is in the middle of the picture and the Langdales can be seen looking rather dark on the left of the photo.

Tom Gill waterfalls. Found on the path between the main A593 and Tarn Hows. Well worth a visit after periods of heavy rain.




David Hall -
Lake District Walks