Blea Tarn (The Langdales)
I often use this as a starting point to climb up Lingmoor Fell, Side Pike or Pike O’ Blisco
There is a path that leads around the tarn walking through the woods and then up to the cattle grid at the head of the valley. It’s a short walk but you get a mixture of different views along the way. At the head of the valley, you can also look up at Pike O’ Blisco, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Langdale Pikes.
The road to get here is usually a pothole-filled mess, so take your time on your way here.
Our favourite Blea Tarn photographs
Beginner – There is a car park across the road from Blea Tarn so it doesn’t require much walking
Places close by:
- Side Pike
- Pike O’ Blisco
- Langdale Pikes
- Lingmoor Fell
- Chapel Stile
- Skelwith Bridge
Go for a walk
My recommendation for a walk from Blea Tarn is a circular route around the water and then over Side Pike and Lingmoor Fell before returning to the car park. The walk offers a range of views from the water to amazing views of the Langdales plus a hidden gem called Fat Man’s Agony. A tight squeeze through the rocks below Side Pike.