8th March 2014

Troutbeck Tongue and Troutbeck


Walk Overview
Time 10am to 1:45pm
Duration 3 hr 45 min
Distance 8.1 mile
Ascent 1200 ft
Walking with Neil Haselwood
Church Bridge- bottom of Garburn Pass - Long Green Head - Troutbeck Tongue - Hag Gill - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - Town Head - Troutbeck - Church Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Church Bridge, Troutbeck

There isn't a great deal of room here; perhaps a few more than half a dozen spaces if you're lucky. Once these are taken however, people generally begin to park along the road near the church.

Parking is free

There are lots of walking on offer from this spot, but for myself, I find this an ideal place to head out onto the western arm of the Kentmere horseshoe.


Weather Readings

The Gadget
All readings were taken using a Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
Live temperature recorded at the time I press the hold key
Maximum Wind Speed Maximum wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location Average Wind Speed
Average wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location
Wind Chill
Combination of wind speed and temperature. The gadget does the calculations not me.

Route Map


There were two high points on this walk, one was the top of Troutbeck Tongue (literally the walks high point) and the other was managing to do a dry walk on a morning with a wet forecast. All the surrounding fells were shrouded in cloud and the hazy conditions prevented us from getting any long distance views but this did nothing to spoil a walk through this loveliest of Lakeland dales. The beginning of the walk saw us walking up the bottom section of Garburn Pass.

This surprisingly large number of fungi were spotted between the gutter and the tree roots. Something I'd expect to see in Autumn not the beginning of March.

A hazy view down the valley towards Troutbeck Tongue.


Two of the Long Green Head Farm residents. They watched us for a while, we watched them for a while and once the black one stud up looking nervous, we thought it best to leave in case the mother (where ever she was) saw what was going on.

This is one of the many becks crossed on route through the valley.


Plenty of water in Hag Gill today.

A view through Troutbeck. It's much nicer than this picture makes it look.

This might well be a crap picture of Yoke but that isn't really what we were looking at. We couldn't help but notice the wet patches on the side of the fell. You would almost think the inside of the fell was so full of water it was beginning to burst open. Actually, given the amount of rain in recent months that might not be as daft as it sounds.

Approaching Troutbeck Tongue summit.

At the top.

A look behind and you can just about make out the valley below us.

A view across to Troutbeck Park.

Troutbeck Park (the buildings) and Troutbeck Tongue.

A close up of Troutbeck Park.

Flooded fields near Ing Bridge.

Turning around for a view back to Troutbeck Tongue.


Now we needed to walk up the main road for a couple of minutes where you need to be alert and ready to move out of the way of fast moving cars.



Hazy Troutbeck.


St James' Well.

Troutbeck houses.

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Lake District Walks