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Blea Tarn

nr Great Langdale, Cumbria

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This is one of the most spectacular views of the Lake District looking good all year round in all weathers. During winter months the snow capped mountains and hills in the background add height and contrast, whilst during the sunny summer months the tarn in the foreground with it's spectacular reflections of the hills and sky is a gem.

Although it is at some altitude it is one of the most accessible tarns and has a narrow single track road running adjacent to it, the road which joins Great and Little Langdale, as well as having it's own National Trust car park (grid ref NY296044).

The backdrop to the tarn is the Langdale Pikes and at the right time of the year rhododendrons can be in flower on the rocky west shore.

Blea Tarn - Looking across Blea Tarn to Side Pike. George Ford

Location: Blea Tarn, nr Great Langdale, Cumbria

Grid Reference: NY293043 Ceremonial County: Westmorland

Map Link: StreetMap

Aerial photo: Google Aerial Photo

Getting there: From Ambleside take the A593 towards Broughton in Furness. At Skelwith Bridge take B5343 to Great Langdale then follow the signs to Little Langdale, Blea Tarn and it's car park is on the right.

Other Useful Websites: Visit Cumbria       The English Lakes
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Charges: Car Park fees 3 for 2 hours, 4 for 2-4 hours and 5 for over 4 hours.

Nearby Locations: Little Langdale Waterfall and Skelwith Force.
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Page Ref: blea_tarn Topic: Viewpoints  Last Updated: 08/2012

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