Troutbeck - Troutbeck Tongue

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Troutbeck Tongue is one of the smallest Wainwright fells in the Lake District at 364m above sea level. It sits at the end of the lovely valley of Troutbeck in the south-eastern lakes and offers commanding views of Troutbeck below. The opening stretch of the walk is a low-level walk progressing through the valley towards Troutbeck Tongue. There is a short, sharp ascent of the fellside, over a fence and on to the summit before an equally steep descent to Hagg Gill. The views from the summit are excellent, with a great panorama and view straight down the valley to Windermere and beyond. The last stretch of the walk is a low-level section but follows a slightly higher terrace along the south side of the valley, offering lovely views back to the village and the hill you just summited. Troutbeck itself is a beautiful village with a stunning church. The Queen's Head Hotel offers food throughout the day and a local general store and post office is also located in the village.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South West


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, River, Waterfall, Wildlife
08/07/2020 - colin hoy

Up to WM7 we found the directions fine but there seemed to be no path whatsoever after this. We found a fence where the barbed wire had been pulled off only to be met with a new fence with barbed wire across the top really trying to straddle barbed wire fences is not my idea of a good walk. After failing to ascend the fern clad hill we gave up went back down and joined the homeward path by following the sign for high street on the approach path locating the homeward path we noticed a path leading up the fell possibly a better route than from the other side but the descent would be hard going as there is no visible path. So all in all a disappointing walk

25/07/2014 - Robert Hughes

A very pleasant walk that suited this summer day that was too warm to consider a lot of ascent. There are good general views from the summit - even Bowfell and Crinkle Crags peeking through a gap. There were also abundant butterflies and other insects and even a dragonfly. The ascent and descent are steep but there are alternatives involving walking further up Troutbeck before ascending. WM1-2: You can now avoid the main road by using a new NT field path that runs parallel and to the east of the road - join this directly opposite the lay-by. I found WM 7 hard to find especially with the bracken grown up. However there are many faint paths and as long as you keep ascending on one of these you'll cross the fence and find the summit easily enough. WM8: The ruined fence mentioned, which is just before WM9, has now been repaired with a new stile.

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