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Tarns of Eskdale
Introduction to Walk 2229

Photo from the walk - Tarns of Eskdale

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres

Time - 5 hours 20 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

The tarns lying to the north of Eskdale in Lakeland offer an interesting objective for a Lake District walk. For part of the way there are no paths to follow so a sense of direction and map reading skills are essential. However the rewards are great as this area offers much scenic interest and is relatively quiet with few walkers visiting the area. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1299
Green Crag from Eskdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2361
Walking on Water to Scafell from Eskdale
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2362
Scafell Pike and Scafell from Eskdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2675
Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn from Eskdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1932
Slight Side from Whahouse Bridge
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.6 miles / 9.1 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2226
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
The Scafells from Eskdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1916
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Harter Fell and Low Birker Tarn (Eskdale)
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3419
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Scafell Pike from Brotherilkeld, an Eskdale circular
Grade - very hard
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
Walk 2355
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Blea Tarn & Eskdale Green from Boot
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1668
4.0 miles / 6.5 km away
Silver Knott & Muncaster Fell from Irton Road
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1176
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
Yewbarrow from Wasdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2341
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
A circuit of Nether Beck and Over Beck from Wasdale
Grade - hard
Length - 11.3 miles / 18.3 km
Walk 1690
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
Netherbeck Horseshoe - Middle Fell, Steeple & Red Pike
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
Walk 1303
4.6 miles / 7.3 km away
Buckbarrow, Seatallan & Middle Fell
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1126
4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
The Mosedale Horseshoe from Wasdale Head
Grade - hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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