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Three Tarns 

   

Contributed by Twiggy on 29th April 2014


Avg 4/5 based on 1 review  


Lat: 54.444 Lng: -3.161 / OS:

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Hardknott Pass (3.3 miles)
Easedale Tarn (4.2 miles)
Coniston Old Man (6.1 miles)
Tarn Hows Pitch (6.5 miles)
Ennerdale Water (9.8 miles)

Spot of unrivalled beauty with uninterrupted views of the sun setting behind the Scawfell group to the West and rising over Langdale the following morning, with Bowfell's stunning Southern flank towering over you throughout.

The site is quite high and relatively exposed and it's all about the views so wouldn't recommend in extreme weather/winds.

The three tarns are probably too small to drink from without sterilising but there's plenty of clean water available from nearby gills nearby.

From here the climbers traverse takes you NE to Bowfell Butress for some classic multi-pitch climbing and where the finest drinking water in Lakeland runs from the base of Cambridge crag.

BBC's Wainwright's walks did an episode on this area: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007wg5d

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