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Woodhow Tarn



Woodhow Tarn is set in the lovely countryside between Nether Wasdale and Wast Water. A pleasant spot indeed, more pleasant however is the walk to the tarn, through farmland and along quiet country lanes. Once you reach the tarn a degree of disappointment ensues because the tarn itself is protected by walls and fences, making it difficult to photograph or view from different angles to the ones in these pictures.

Amongst other things Wasdale plays host to England's deepest lake, Britain's favourite view and England's highest mountain, which if it had an address would probably be something like Scafell Pike, Wasdale, Cumbria, CAxx xxx. At this point I should offer my gratitude to these grand and lofty occupants of Wasdale for their part in luring the majority of visitors to the head of the dale, leaving places like Woodhow Tarn and Flass Tarn for those of us who enjoy a more intimate relationship with the Lake District.





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9th April 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 33
  Two tarns near Nether Wasdale 4.5 mile Not much ascent
Cinderdale Bridge - Mill Place - Scale Bridge - Woodhow Tarn - Wast Water - Lund Bridge - Woodhow - Flass Tarn - Cinderdale Bridge

2nd May 2008
  A short walk from Nether Wasdale 3.4 mile 250 ft
Nether Wasdale - Mill Place - Scale Bridge - Woodhow Tarn - ( Wast Water Road ) - Cinderdale Bridge - Flass Tarn - Cinderdale Bridge - Nether Wasdale

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Lake District Walks