GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Styhead Tarn and Sprinkling Tarn Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk visits these two pretty tarns in the beautiful Borrowdale area of the Lake District. There's great views of Great Gable and Great Endas you make your way to the tarns. The route also passes the impressive Taylor Gill Forcewaterfall which is one of the highest falls in the national park. You'll probably see lots of other walkers as they climb to Scafell Pike via Styhead Tarn.
The route starts at the Seathwaite car park and follows the Styhead Gill to the Taylor Force Waterfall and Styhead Tarn. You then turn left and head towards Sprinkling Tarn where you reach a height of over 2000ft. The route then descends to Sprinkling Crags before following the pretty Grains Gill back to Seathwaite.
To extend your walk you can climb to Scafell Pike on the famous Corridor Route. You could also pick up the long distance Allerdale Ramble and enjoy a climb to Castle Crag where there are great views over Derwent Water.

Styhead Tarn and Sprinkling Tarn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Styhead Tarn and Sprinkling Tarn Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Styhead Tarn - geograph.org.uk - 1052021

Styhead Tarn

Sprinkling Tarn - geograph.org.uk - 332033

Sprinkling Tarn. Crags of Seathwaite Fell reflected in the Tarn. The spot is popular with wild campers and fishing enthusiasts. It is thought to be one of the wettest places in England with an annual precipitation of over 5 metres (16ft).

Taylor Gill Force - geograph.org.uk - 1272432

Taylor Gill Force

Esk Hause and Sprinkling Tarn - geograph.org.uk - 2591170

Esk Hause and Sprinkling Tarn

Styhead Tarn and Sprinkling Tarn from Green Gable - geograph.org.uk - 3630997

Styhead Tarn and Sprinkling Tarn from Green Gable

Aaron Slack - geograph.org.uk - 237803

Descending Aaron Slack to Styhead Tarn

Styhead Gill - geograph.org.uk - 1507886

Styhead Gill

Looking towards Seathwaite from Greenhow Knott - geograph.org.uk - 228841

Looking towards Seathwaite from Greenhow Knott

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Styhead Tarn and Sprinkling Tarn.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)