Walk to Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn from Great Langdale

Route Summary:

Walk up Lingmoor Fell for some epic views, and to Blea Tarn.

Distance
Ascent
Time
7.9 km 723 m 3 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: Great Langdale

Facilities:

Three pubs, a youth hostel and a couple of campsite make Great Langdale a rural metropolis. See our full guide to Great Langdale for more details

Check out the businesses nearby for more places to stay and drink.

Hazards:

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Public Transport: Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): NT Car Park

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Walk to Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn from Great Langdale Route Map and GPX Download

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Walk to Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn from Great Langdale Details

The summit of Lingmoor Fell may be small, but provides you with some epic views across Great Langdale and the surrounding mountains. It’s one of the Wainwrights, but it’s also a Marilyn which means it has a drop of 150 metres in all direction. Blea Tarn is one of those classic Lake District tarns, with impressive view across to the Langdale Pikes across it’s waters. It’s also very easily accessible by car, so you’ll have to share with the tourists! You won’t, however, have to share the small tarn of Lingmoor Tarn with more than a few other fell walkers if you’re lucky! It’s then up to the summit, also known as Brown How, and a breathtaking vista across Langdale and beyond.

You could also complete this walk up Lingmoor Fell directly from Blea Tarn if you wanted a slightly shorter walk, circling around the tarn and climbing up to the summit via Side Pike. That would reduce the distance to 5 km and the total ascent to under 300m.

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