Seathwaite Tarn

Name of walk Seathwaite Tarn
Date of walk 2007-10-23

Today we decided to walk around Seathwaite Tarn which is about 5 miles from where we parked the car. The weather was sunny in Barrow, and not too bad at sea level, but it started to deteriorate as we climbed the 450ft up to Seathwaite Tarn.

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View out to Harter Fell from the path up to the dam.

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Still a long way to the top.

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Grey Friar and the rest all obscured by low cloud. We walked off to the left along the dam. The surveyers were on the dam taking electronic readings to see how much the dam had moved since it was built. They said it was about 5mm. Safe as houses!

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Looks a little like Wast Water colours.

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Looking back to the dam.

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Taken from the far end of Seathwaite Tarn.

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We walked right to the end of the valley in order to avoid the boggy bits. Tom still got his feet wet and I lost my right foot down a water/mud hole! Best laid plans and all that! On this side of the Tarn the path goes high up into the crags.

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Looking back towards the dam.

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The weather is finally starting to brighten.

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Grey Friar can now be seen..

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Now everything has regained its colour!

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It now looks like a different place!

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Tom and Brendan dawdling.

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Back to the start..

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View down the dam.

So glad the weather improved! The walk took about 4 hours.
Jo.
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