Latterbarrow and Tarn Hows Day Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Sep 18

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The walk is approximately 15 miles with an elevation gain of 500m. This is a long and challenging walk. You need to be able to walk at approximately 3mph pace. The walk is mainly on gravel paths and minor roads. Some short and steep sections.

Tarn Hows is a popular destination for visitors to the Lake District. It is a perfect stop-off for more sedate tourists who prefer their views from their cars.  However, this walk gives us an opportunity to walk through stunning scenery to get to our location.

We start our walk from Waterhead just south of the bustling town of Ambleside. We head over towards the area west of Windermere called Claife.  We enjoy views of Wray Castle before skirting Blelham Tarn.

We have a short sharp hike up to Latterbarrow. At 245m above sea level, it punches above its weight commending wonderful views of Windermere and the surrounding Fells.

At this point, we head over towards Tarn Hows where we will stop for a quick lunch before heading back via the Cumbrian Way to Skelwith Bridge and Ambleside.

This is a long and sometimes challenging walk. Participants need to be able to walk at a reasonable pace.


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Al photographs taken by the walk leader.





view of langdale
overlooking windermere from latterbarrow
monument on latterbarrow
view of tarn hows
view of latterbarrow
view of langdale
overlooking windermere from latterbarrow
monument on latterbarrow
view of tarn hows
view of latterbarrow


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