3rd May 2009

A short walk taking in Tewet Tarn


Walk Overview
Time 10.30 to 12.30
Duration 2 hr
Distance 4.2 mile
Ascent 630 ft
Walking with On my own
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.
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Castlerigg Stone Circle

If you arrive here in the middle of the day at the height of summer, you'll probably find the place full, but if you're prepared to wait, it won't be long until one of the visitors at Castlerigg Stone Circle jumps in their car and drives off. Unless you're using this place as a starting poit for a walk, most people only seem to stay here for ten or fifteen minutes at the most.

Surprisingly because it's next to such a popular tourist attraction parking is free.


Route Map

Lonscale Fell and Blancathra.

Goosewell Farm.

Clough Head and a somewhat smaller looking Great Mell Fell in the distance.

A nice clear view across to Lonscale Fell, and not forgetting Skiddaw Little Man in the distance.

On the approach to Tewet Tarn I could see this very heavy and rather quick moving shower working its way over the central fells. Thankfully it must have heard my plea for it not to head this way.

Less than five minutes later it was back to blue skies.

Blencathra seen behind Tewet Tarn.


Heading down the track between St John's in the Vale Church and Dale Bottom.



Blencathra on the left, Low Rigg and Sykes Farm.

Low Nest Farm and a black looking Lonscale fell behind.


A new arrival at Low Nest Farm.

Low Rigg and High Rigg in front of Clough Head and the Dodds.

Walking along Castle Lane.

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Lake District Walks