Saturday, 14 March 2015

Tarn Hows

I've lost count of the number of times I've been to Tarn Hows but I never tire of the place. I went with friends Chris, Dave and Iain from the caravan site. Iain bless him had never been before even though he is more or less permanent living in the Lakes these days. Armed with his Samsung Galaxy he started snapping away. We walked to the head of the tarn, had our lunch and then set on the path up on to Black Fell or Black Crag as it is sometimes known. We were privileged to spot a deer, which surprised me as this is a fairly popular path.

The view across to Bowfell, The Langdale Pikes and Scafell from the top is quite spectacular and there's a beautiful view east to Windermere and south to Coniston and it's fells. By this time though, much to his horror, Iain's phone battery had died but I stepped in to take the customary summit shots for him. A little sit down on the fell side and then it was back to Tarn Hows and the car.

We finished a great day off with a pint in The Drunken Duck at Barnsgate.

A journey of two halves.

It was one of those all too frequent occasions when the weather forecast had a big wad of thick cloud and rain hanging over Cumbria whilst ...