Blea tarn and White Moss

Dog-friendly circular walk starting from Dalegarth Station pasing by Blea Tarn, Mitterdale valley and White Moss little stone circle. It offers amazing view over the Eskdale valley.

Technical sheet
No. 29870663
A Eskdale walk posted on 12/01/23 by Our Lake District Escapades. Update : 25/01/23
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h00[?]
Distance Distance : 10.21 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 373 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 374 m
Highest point Highest point : 262 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 50 m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Lake District
Location Location : Eskdale
Starting point Starting point : N 54.395284° / W 3.274737°
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Description

Start: Dalegarth station, Boot, Holmrook (CA19 1TG). Grid ref. NY 173 007

(D/A) Exit the car park turning right (South-West) in the direction of Beckfoot bridge. Follow that concrete road for around 600 m.

(1) Turn right to cross the train line and take the path that goes up to Blea Tarn (around 900m).

(2) Leave Blea Tarn on your right-hand side to take the path on the left following the dry stone wall, which should be on your left-hand side. Continue straight following this path for around 1.2 km. Slightly go right to leave the dry stone wall and take the path closer to the forest. Continue straight on the path with now the forest on your right-hand side for around 1 km until arriving to a concrete road (Smithybrown lane).

(3) Once on Smithybrown lane take right (North) and continue on that road until arriving at an intersection of roads. Continue straight to cross the river Mite and take the path slightly on the right going through Porterthwaite forest. At the intersection of paths take right. Continue straight until arriving at another intersection of paths.

(4) Take left, then right on the path going to Pickle Coppice and Low Place farm. Continue on this path until arriving to the farm.

(5) Take the bridge on the right to cross the river and then continue straight cross fields for around 1 km (North-East), keeping the river on your left-hand side.

(6) Reaching black Gill, take the path on the right after the dry stone wall (on your right-hand side) going up to White Moss. Continue on this path until reaching a dry stone wall, cross the wall and take left (having now the wall on your left-hand side). Continue on this, now mainly flat path, taking right to pass by the small stone circles and then going down in the direction of Boot village.

(7) Passing some old sheep huts continue straight on the path going to Boot. Cross the river and continue straight in the concrete road to exit Boot village. Once arriving at an intersection of roads (with brook house inn on your right-hand side), take right to find Dalegarth Station car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 52 m - Dalegarth Train station car park
1 : km 0.62 - alt. 50 m - Direction Blea Tarn - Train line
2 : km 1.54 - alt. 217 m - Blea Tarn
3 : km 3.92 - alt. 105 m - Smithybrown lane
4 : km 4.95 - alt. 84 m - Intersection of paths
5 : km 5.97 - alt. 99 m - Low Place farm - Bridge
6 : km 7.03 - alt. 159 m - Reaching black Gill
7 : km 8.91 - alt. 210 m - Direction Boot village - Old sheep huts
D/A : km 10.21 - alt. 51 m - Dalegarth Train station car park

Useful Information

Start: Dalegarth station, Boot, Holmrook (CA19 1TG). Grid ref. NY 173 007

Car park: Dalegarth station, Boot, Holmrook CA19 1TG, Fees apply

Toilet: At the Dalegarth station

Terrain:Can be very muddy. Some sections on concrete road but mainly off-track

Dog friendly: Some fields with livestocks and working farms to cross. Keep dogs on lead when crossing these areas.

Find more information and walks at Our Lake District Escapades here.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Dalegarth Station is the end of the line Eskdale Railway, also called the La'al Ratty. Possible to combine with a tour in this lovely train.

Can go swimming in the river Esk nearby during summer months.

Also the beautiful Stanley Ghyll waterfall is easily accessible from Dalegarth Station.

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