Torver Tarns in Blue Skies

Name of walk Torver Tarns in Blue Skies
Date of walk 2015-02-01
Distance walked (miles) 4
Duration of walk 2 hours 0 minutes
Weather Blue skies and great clarity
Peaks on walk None
Walked with Brendan
Parking Opposite the Land Rover Dealership

There were blue skies and sunshine on Sunday which could not be wasted, so after bell ringing for two Sunday Services in the morning, I was keen to get out in the fresh air and persuaded Brendan to join me on a walk around three Torver Tarns. Kelly Hall Tarn, Low Moss Tarn and Torver Low Common Reservoir. The walk would include a short piece of Coniston Water shore line too. We parked at the Land Rover Dealership.

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Kelly Hall Tarn with Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man in the distance.

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The hat that can be viewed from space!

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Brendan and the hills.

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It is just a short walk up behind Kelly Hall Tarn to reach Long Moss Tarn.

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View across Coniston Water.

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View north.

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We head down to the shore line beside Moor Gill and take the Cumbria Way Path.

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Looking north up Coniston Water.

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A nice day to be messing about in a boat.

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Passing the seat with a view.

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The jetty for the Gondola. At this point the path heads uphill and back to the road. Cross the road and follow the Cumbria Way path.

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Stepping stones or bridge?

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Bridge!

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View back.

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When you reach the telegraph poles turn right and follow them. Very soon you reach Torver Low Common Reservoir.

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If you walk across the dam the reservoir continues for some way south too. This photo looks north.

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Once some height is gained there are some more great views to Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man.

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A closer view.

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The path heads down to Mill Bridge behind the new barn conversion which has made some progress since the summer. View back to the barn conversion from the other side of the water.

The path returns to the road just below the car park. The walk is under four miles and takes two hours. Nothing too strenuous! An excellent afternoon walk!

Jo.

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