Tarn Hows - Black Crag

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This is a very pleasant walk around Tarn Hows and up to Black Crag. An easy walk to follow, which is rewarded with what I believe to be the best views of the Lake District. There is a 360-degree panoramic view of nearly all the major fells. The paths are well-defined until you reach the fell itself, when you will walk on grassy paths marked by cairns to the summit. There are plenty of benches around Tarn Hows and at the summit of Black Crag I am sure you will linger for a picnic. If you wish, you can go over the stile at the summit and wander along the ridge; however there is no way down.

Note: The section through Iron Keld Woods is closed temporarily due to replanting. November 2006.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South East


Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Pub, Wildlife
11/04/2016 - Steve Waldron

The signpost at waypoint No.3 has been replaced and now reads 'Langdale and Skelwith Bridge'. Great walk extension when at Tarn Howse, big rewards for little effort

16/06/2014 - Barbara Rush

We enjoyed this walk while on holiday last week. I found the climb up to the top of Black Crag quite strenuous so my husband did the last little bit on his own . A lovely walk with lovely views of the Tarn. My husband said the 360 degree views from the top were fantastic.

27/02/2005 -

The two old stone posts 30 yards after the gate and just before the right turn to Black Crag, by the new stone wall, now have a new gate on them.

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