Three Torver Tarns

Name of walk Three Torver Tarns
Date of walk 2022-12-07

On Wednesday Ged and I parked in the lay-by where the Cumbria Way path crosses the main road towards Torver, just past Sunny Bank. There are spaces for about six cars here. We would walk to Torver Low Common Reservoir, Kelly Hall Tarn and Long Moss Tarn and walk back along the Coniston Water Cumbria Way Lake Shore path. An easy 4.7 mile walk which took us just under 3 hours. It was a beautiful day, but very cold and frosty.

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Ged about to go through the gate, opposite where we have parked. It is the Cumbria Way path that will lead us up the hill.

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The stepping stones across the river for the more adventurous.

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We take the bridge across the beck.

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We head up the hill.

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Once we reach the top of the path, the Cumbria Way continues towards Beacon Fell, but we head off right for Torver Low Common Reservoir, now disused. The small summit cairn on top of Anne Riggs is on the right

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View north from the dam. The water is frozen.

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View from the far south end.

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View from the top as we retrace our steps back to the dam.

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We go to the summit of Anne Riggs.

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Good views over to Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man.

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Coniston Old man with Torver below.

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View towards the LandRover dealership.

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Summit selfie with Low Torver Common Reservoir behind us.

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The reservoir in close up. We descend back down and head for Mill Bridge.

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Reflections of the house at Mill Bridge in Torver Beck.

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Barn conversion reflections in the pond.

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We take the public footpath to the road, cross over and head through the car park to Kelly Hall Tarn, which is also frozen.

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Ged poses on the usual rock.

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We head up behind the tarn. View back to Beacon Fell.

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Long Moss Tarn ahead.

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We head along the path above it. Coniston Water ahead.

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Long Moss Tarn outflow.

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Views down Coniston Water.

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Close up of Dow Crag and Coniston Old man.

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We head down when we reach the tree line and wall.

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The path beside the wall. We have to duck under a fallen tree.

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We go through a gate into the woods.

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Here there are many more fallen trees blocking the path way. We go over, under, around, and eventually make it down to Coniston Water.

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Taking the Cumbria Way lake shore path will take us directly back to within 10m of my car.

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Eventually we come to the seat with a view. Ged has a break.

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We take a walk down the jetty at Sunny Bank.

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View to the boat house.

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Where the path comes back out to my parking space. On the left is the gate where we started the walk. There are aplacas in the field.

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None are near the fence, so I take the photo from a distance.

Always a good little walk, especially on such a gorgeous day!

Jo.

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