logo Walking Britain

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).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.

Covid 19 Update for Walkers


 

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL6Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL6Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 90Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 90Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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 3485
4.1 miles / 6.6 km away
High Birkhow & Low Wood from Wast Water
Grade - easy
Length - 4.2 miles / 6.8 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

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

Recommended Books & eBooks

Walking the Lake District Fells - Keswick

Walking the Lake District Fells - KeswickPart of the Walking the Lake District Fells series, this guidebook covers a wide range of routes to 30 Lakeland summits that can be climbed from Keswick, Whinlatter, Bassenthwaite, Caldbeck, Mungrisdale and Threlkeld, with highlights including Skiddaw and Blencathra. Includes suggestions for longer ridge routes.
More information

The Cumbria Way

The Cumbria WayA guidebook to the 73 mile Cumbria Way, an easy long-distance walk though the heart of the Lake District National Park, from Ulverston in the south to Carlisle in the north, with good transport links to either end. The route is largely low-level but this guide offers alternative mountain days to climb some of the famous fells en route.
More information

The National Trails

The National TrailsThis inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

Walking - Covid 19 update

Regular updates on how Covid 19 will impact on walking in the UK More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

Digital Mapping Guide

Digital Mapping Guide - a simple guide of how to start using digital mapping. Includes advice and useful links.