GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blea Tarn

2 miles (3 km)

This is a nice easy walk around the lovely Blea Tarn near Eltwerwater in the Lake District National Park. There are terrific views of Lingmoor, Pike of Blisco and the other surrounding Langdale fells. The tarn is very picturesque and popular with photographers. Langdale Pikes make a splendid backdrop, while the shores are lined with beautiful alpine flowers in the spring and summer. This route starts at the National Trust car park near the tarn and follows well surfaced paths around the water and through peaceful woodland before a short, steady climb to the high point of the route giving great views of theLittle Langdale Valley and the Coniston Fells. You could also start the walk from the Beckfoot rail station on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. You can catch the classic steam train from Ravenglass to Eskdale and then start the short climb to the tarn from the station.
If you'd like to extend your walking in beautiful Eskdale you could head a mile or so south to the lovely Stanley Ghyll Force. The waterfall drops 60 feet into a narrow gorge with attractive woodland and views of the River Esk to enjoy also.

Blea Tarn Postcode

CA19 1TF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Blea Tarn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blea Tarn Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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