Thanks to Lee Benson for another contribution to our website blog. This walk is to the beautiful Bowscale Tarn, near Mungrisdale. Turn off the A66 between Troutbeck and Scales (bottom of Blencathra). The sign will say Mungrisdale and Caldbeck.
Start at a small car park on the side of the road quarter of a mile past Mungrisdale. Start walking west on the footpath at grid reference 358317 on OS map OL5. There’s a steady uphill climb to the beautiful little Bowscale Tarn.
It’s about 1.75 miles all up hill but not too steep, so manageable for little legs. We did it with a three and a half year old and six year old. Total mileage there and back approx 3.5 miles.
You’ll cross streams on stepping stones and find stones to throw in the tarn. We even made snowballs (April). It’s a lovely little walk, and took us about two hours.
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