28th December 2008

Blue sky and sunshine at Beacon Tarn


Walk Overview
Time 11.10 to 13.10
Duration 2 hr
Distance 4.8 mile
Ascent 900 ft
Walking with On my own
Blawith - Houkler Hall - Cockenskell - Beacon Tarn - Beacon Fell - Beacon Tarn - Cockenskell - Houkler Hall - Blawith
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Blawith church

Although the church itself is no longer in use, the area outside the gates can still be used as a parking space.


Route Map

A flooded and frozen field at Blawith.

I had perfect conditions for my walk in the south of the Lake District today, and even though a good chunk of the walk was done along this narrow road this is still a fantastic place to walk.

Part of today's walk was along a short section of the Cumbria Way.

Walking in the sunshine was very pleasant and not too cold at all. As this picture shows though, anywhere that remained out of the sun, hung onto the frost with the temperature not rising above freezing all day.

Heading up the fellside behind Cockenskell.

Beacon Tarn with the Coniston fells behind and Beacon Fell on the right of the tarn.

Beacon Fell seen from the frozen side of Beacon Tarn.


Standing just below Beacon Fell and looking across to the Coniston Fells.


A close up of Tover Tarn and Tover.

It was packed at the summit today, with one large group of people turning up after another. The walk to and from the summit wasn't too busy, but as I say, the summit itself was packed.

A fine view down to Coniston Water and some of the higher Lake District fells in the distance.

A final picture of Beacon Tarn. The fells behind are Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man.

Looking up to Wool Knott.

Sunshine and shadow on the lonning behind Cockenskell.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks