Black Fell and Tarn Hows Circular Walk

Difficulty
This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
Moderate
Duration
This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
4.5-6.5h
Distance
This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
14.3 km
Elevation
This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
758 m
User Ratings
These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
Be the first to add a review!
Directions to Trailhead
Black Fell and Tarn Hows Circular Walk

The Black Fell and Tarn Hows Circular Walk is a popular activity in the Lake District that will take you to several scenic viewpoints overlooking the surrounding landscape. While out on the trail, you will traverse the rugged summit of Black Fell and continue south to eventually reach the viewpoint atop Tom Heights that overlookings the charming setting of Tarn Hows. Make sure to arrive early for this pleasant stroll through the picturesque English countryside.

Guide-book quality info for over 8,000 trails

View Black Fell and Tarn Hows Circular Walk on Map

View Map

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Route Description for Black Fell and Tarn Hows Circular Walk

Walking the Black Fell and Tarn Hows Circular is a popular Walk in the Lake District due to the relatively easy-going terrain and breathtaking views, both from the summit of Black Fell and the area surrounding Tarn Hows. Setting out from the village of Skelwith Bridge, you will cross the open countryside to the south and begin climbing uphill, eventually reaching the summit of Black Fell. After enjoying the views, you will descend the hillside and loop around Tarn Hows, enjoying a lovely sightline across the water as you gain elevation along Tom Heights on the return to the village where you began.

Getting to the Black Fell and Tarn Hows Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the roadside parking area for the Black Fell and Tarn Hows Circular Walk from the Ambleside Rugby Club, drive west on the A593 for 425ft and turn left to continue on for another 2.0 mi. Make a right onto B5343 and you will find roadside parking on the left.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Match-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

Black Fell and Tarn Hows Circular Walk Elevation Graph

Weather Forecast

Check Area Weather

Black Fell and Tarn Hows Circular Walk Reviews

Add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Nearby Trails

Nearby Regions

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Tours

Routes

Blogs