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Blea Tarn (Langdale). The Lake District

Blea Tarn is a small body of water in the Langdale Valley. It’s an iconic Lake District scene as you get the Langdale Pikes filling the skyline which also reflects in the water.

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 cattlegrid 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 pot hole filled mess, so take your time on your way here.


Beginner – There is a car park across the road from Blea Tarn so it doesn’t require much walking

OS Map

South West
OS Grid Ref: NY 29306 04422
Latitude: 54° 25′ 49″ N
Longitude: 3° 5′ 28″ W


From Blea Tarn you get great views over the water and up into the Langdale Pikes – a famous skyline in the Lake District.

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