17th August 2016

Angle Tarn and Hayeswater plus 2 fells

Time 8:10am to 1:30pm
Duration 5 hr 20 min
Distance 7.7 mile
Ascent Computer says 2000ft
Walking with Jennifer
Cow Bridge - Angletarn Beck - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags - Satura Crag - Hayeswater - Hartsop - Cow Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Car park, Cow Bridge, Hartsop

Found within easy reach of the beautiful Brothers Water, and Dovedale, the car park at Cow Bridge is a popular place for those who are looking for an easy stroll through picturesque countryside. Those who are looking for a longer day on the higher fells will also find this a great place to begin a walk. The more inventive fell walker will find this a great place to devise less obvious but thoroughly enjoyable routes.

Parking is free.

Route Map


A perfect summers day is forecast for the Lake District and not wanting to miss out, we head to Cow Bridge / Hartsop for a walk to Angle Tarn, plus the other places included on a walk in this fantastic area.


To start off we follow the route through the valley which unfortunately meant walking in the shade for a little while, but, 'all good things come to those who wait' so the saying goes and when we did eventually reach the sunshine it was the perfect walking day.

Storm damage at Angletarn Beck.

A close up of Fairfield topped with cloud.

Arnison Crag.

Approaching Boredale Hause and the view ahead of us opens up to show Ullswater, Patterdale and Glenridding.

The view back showing Arnison Crag, Birks, St Sunday Crag and the higher eastern fells still topped with cloud.

An extremely clear picture showing a close up of Helvellyn and Catstye Cam, and, the path leading up to Hole-in-the-Wall.

and not so close up.

Place Fell seen from Boredale Hause.

Brothers water comes into view as we ascend from Boredale Hause and begin walking towards Angletarn Pikes.

Angletarn Pike summit.

and now turning around I look at the eastern fells.

Blimey that was close, loud, fast. And, there were two more of them.

Angle Tarn - absolute bliss.



Angle Tarn, Angle Tarn Pikes and Place Fell seen from the walk across to Brock Crags.

Brock Crags seen from the gateway which is an easily recognisable landmark to anyone who has walked along this path.


Brothers Water is seen as we begin the walk down to Hayeswater & Hartsop.



Hydro electric scheme - - Work in Progress

Looking back up the track with The Knott on the skyline.



And to finish, a picture of Hartsop, The Knott and Gray Crag.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks