Walk to Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn from Great Langdale

By Dave Chick   

on March 15, 2018    5/5 (1)

Walk to Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn from Great Langdale

Further Details

Route Summary:

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

This walk includes the Wainwright of Lingmoor Fell (Lingmoor Fell – Brown How)

Route Start Location: Great Langdale

7.94 km 724 m 3 hours

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

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


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


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.

Parking : NT Car Park

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


Walk to Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn from Great Langdale Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Walk to Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn from Great Langdale

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.

Click here to view the full description. Images and GPX files used with permission of the route author.


Dave is our Lake District local expert, often found in the depths of Cumbria he's the author of his own part on the web, All the Gear but no Idea.

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