Blea Tarn and Langdale - FULLY BOOKED

14 April 2019

08:00 - 16:00

Lake District
Blea Tarn National Trust car park
Grid ref: NY295043
Near Ambleside
United Kingdom
LA22 9PG

Group Member£8.00 
RPS Member£38.00 
Non RPS Member£47.00 
Information pack (PDF, 67.4 KB) →

Image: Dawn at Blea Tarn (c) Carmen Norman


NB This is the March event that was postponed because of bad weather.  A few extra places are available as not all the original participants could make the revised date.

Blea Tarn is one of the easiest of Cumbrian lakes to visit, with a convenient car park on the Little Langdale to Great Langdale road. It has a backdrop of the Langdale Pikes, and is at the very heart of wild Lakeland. The sun lights up the Langdale Pikes and at sunrise and sunset and you can get the most amazing reflections.  There is also a woodland to photograph and a small waterfall.

The path from the car park and around the tarn is suitable for all. It is only a short walk.  But there is an option to walk up the fell a little bit to get a view point of the tarn, which will be a rocky path.

There are no facilities at Blea Tarn, so packed lunches are required and plenty to drink.  The car park is National Trust, so free to members or about £4 for others.

Please bring / wear:

  • Wellies are ideal.  But also hiking books to walk up if desired.
  • Tripod, camera, batteries, memory card, lenses etc.
  • Warm waterproof clothing, plenty of layers

This will be a category B event for up to 8 participants.  Professional photographer Carmen Norman will lead the event and provide tuition as needed.

To get to the rendezvous:  From Coniston follow the A593 and turn left before the B5343. From Ambleside follow the A593 and turn right after the B5343 heading for Little Langdale. Where the road splits after Little Langdale Tarn, turn right on to the Blea Tarn road.


Mark Reeves
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