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Blea Tarn, Langdale

Where to meet: Blea Tarn Car Park
Postcode:  LA22 9JU
Grid Reference: NY 295 043 


From Ambleside: Leave on the A593, signposted to Langdale and Coniston, follow this road until the junction at Skelwith Bridge, turn here, signposted to Chapel Stile and Langdale. Follow this road through the village of Chapel Stile and continue past the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel when the road bends to the left and climbs the hill continue to top of hill, over Cattle Grid, pass the house until National Trust car park is seen on the left, we will meet here. Please note that the car park is Pay and Display (£6 in 2010).

Bus Services

Blea Tarn is not on a bus route, the nearest bus stop is the Old Dungeon Ghyll which is serviced by the 516 bus route, the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is 2.3km away.

The 516 runs between Ambleside and the Langdale Valley.

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

  1. Lingmoor Fell & Side Pike


    Distance: 8km / 5 miles
    Ascent: 440m / 1500ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A shorter walk with a few short steep sections, some of the best views of the Langdale Pikes and Crinkles

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