13th May 2007

Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn


Walk Overview
Time 11.10 to 13.20
Duration 2 hr 10 min
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent 1740 ft
Walking with On my own
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Brown How - Greendale Gill - Greendale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, Greendale hamlet, Wasdale

This isn't really a car park as such, it just seems to have been adopted as one because of its closeness to the trio of fells around Greendale Tarn.

Parking is free and I've never failed to get a space here.


Route Map

The little hamlet of Greendale found along the road between Gosforth and Wast Water.

A close up shot of the screes reflecting in a very still Wast Water.

Looking down to Greendale Gill. The path running down the fellside is the one I used on my descent from Greendale Tarn later in the walk.

Another view of Greendale, this one taken from higher up Middle Fell.

Not really that much of a detour, but rather than simply follow the straightforward path up Middle Fell I headed off path and walked above the crags on the Wast Water side of the fell for a short time.

A close up of Sellafield.

Middle Fell summit.

The view across to Haycock seen from the path off Middle Fell. From here I walk left out of the photo and down to Greendale Tarn.

Greendale Tarn.


Heading down Brown How to Greendale Gill. When I reached the Gill I crossed onto the path which leads straight down to Greendale.

Waterfalls in the un-named gills below Buckbarrow Moss.

Greendale Gill.

I was a bit too quick with the camera for this picture. If I'd been a couple of seconds later I'd have caught these two sheep head butting each other.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks