Beacon Fell Tarn

Route info
Distance 2 miles
Time 1 hrs
Low Point 200 m (approx)
High Point 266 m (approx)
Height gain 66 m (approx)
Terrain Mostly good tracks
Bogs Little bit muddy in places
Cow count 0
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★★

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Health stats Approx
Steps taken 3,722
*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs  148 cals
*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 267  cals

*Calories burned uses this calculator.



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Route description

Beacon Fell Country Park is one of those delightful places where you can spend a couple of hours just walking around the many paths, and you’ll usually find your way back to the car without a map, although please don’t quote me on that!

Today we parked a little further on from the visitor center car park and made a beeline for the summit, passing Geraldine Pilgrim’s, ‘Beauty’ which is a sort of mirror based outdoor artwork piece.  Unfortunately it has been a little ruined due to ‘people’ throwing their litter in the holes at the top, which are there for ventilation presumably.

Once at the trig we took in the views for a moment and took the east path, which circumvents the fell and eventually brings you out at Beacon Fell Tarn.

From the tarn we walked back up to Beacon Fell visitor center and cafe and back to the car.  If you have never been to Beacon Fell my recommendation is to get a leaflet from the visitor center and simply go and explore.  Just make sure you stop at the tarn and take in some of the sculptures and art pieces.