Easedale Tarn

Easedale Tarn is located near the village of Grasmere, the Lake District.

The Tarn walk starts in the village, taking the lane out of the village and upwards until you get to the off-road entrance.

The entrance to the fields start at the bridge, you’ll need to cross multiple bridges with a lovely view of shallow water that is enticing enough to dip your feet in.

Parts of the path are rough cobblestone, you’ll follow this until the trail leads out through the fields.

The path continues through the fields, be mindful there is livestock that grazes here.

You will pass by more bridges and streams as you follow the direction of the Easedale beck.

Once at the mountainside, the path starts to narrow and the descent upwards begins.

The path on the mountainside has very rocky parts, waterfalls and small makeshift rock bridges.

The tarn lies in a Hallow between Tarn Crag to the North and Blea Rigg to the South.

This is one of the largest tarns in the Lake District at 1,570 feet long and 980 feet wide at 910 feet above sea level.

You can walk right up to and even dip your feet in the waterfall at the very top of the mountain.

A tarn is a circular lake at the very top of a mountain, it’s formed by glacial erosion leaving a corrie that is filled with water. This tarn formed about 11,000 years.

I walked the path along the top of the mountain for a while, but I didn’t make it to the lake as it was a very hot day and the walk is quite a tough one.

This walk is a minimum of two hours each way (up and down,) that’s if you don’t walk the circular route around the lake at the top or stop to take a dip at the top of the waterfall. You’re looking at a six-mile bare minimum walk here with a steep climb, rocky paths and watery areas to pass.

If you can make that then the views from the top of the waterfall are worth it!

Blessed Be )O(

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