Lingmoor, Side Pike, and Blea Tarn Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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2-3h
Distance
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4.7 km
Elevation
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432 m
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Lingmoor, Side Pike, and Blea Tarn Walk

The Lingmoor, Side Pike, and Blea Tarn Walk is a fun Lake District walk that will take you uphill for views overlooking Great Langdale Valley. Along the trail, walkers will traverse a variety of terrain that is sometimes steep and rocky, especially near the summit viewpoints. The final portion of the walk along the shores of Blea Tarn is also a relaxing way to finish off your day on the trails.

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Route Description for Lingmoor, Side Pike, and Blea Tarn Walk

Walking the Lingmoor, Side Pike, and Blea Tarn Trail is a fantastic excursion that is popular due to the variety of terrain along the short route, as well as the scenic views overlooking the lake and nearby Great Langdale Valley. The trail sets out from the roadside car park and climbs uphill to the rugged summit of Lingmoor Fell for some beautiful views across the valley. From here, you will traverse the ridge while enjoying views of the surrounding fells, eventually arriving at the top of Side Pike. At this point, you will carefully descend the hillside and walk along the calm shores of Blea Tarn before returning to the car park where you began.

Getting to the Lingmoor, Side Pike, and Blea Tarn Walk Trailhead

To get to the car park for the Lingmoor, Side Pike, and Blea Tarn Walk from Skelwith Bridge, drive to the southwest on A593 for 1.6 km and turn right to continue on for another 0.6 km. Make a left on Side Gates and follow it for 3.1 km, continuing straight for another 1.3 km to find the car park on the right.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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