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Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn from Eskdale
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Photo from the walk - Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn from Eskdale

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 1350 feet / 409 metres

Time - 4 hours 20 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This Lake District starts from Eskdale near Boot and explores the fells near Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn. The route can be confusing in low cloud but with decent visibility the walk provides some solitude amid wild terrain. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
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Scafell Pike from Brotherilkeld, an Eskdale circular
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Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
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Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
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4.0 miles / 6.5 km away
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Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
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4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
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Length - 11.3 miles / 18.3 km
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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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