14th December 2003

Tarn hunting above Thirlmere.


Walk Overview
Time 09:40 to 13:15
Duration 3 hr 35 min
Distance 5.2 mile
Ascent 1788 ft
Walking with On my own
Dobgill car park - Dobgill - Harrop Tarn - Mosshause Gill - Blea Tarn - Stone Hause - Brown Rigg - Launchy Gill - Launchy Gill Tarn - Cragsteads Gill
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Dobgill, Thirlmere

In stark contrast to the eastern side of Thirlmere this is a wonderfully quiet area with a succession of car parks along the road between Wythburn and Thirlmere dam.

Dobgill car park is free, has ample parking, public toilets and a convenient route up to the central ridge via Harrop Tarn.


Route Map

Ford at the end of Harrop tarn

Harrop Tarn



top of Mosshause Gill

Blea Tarn

Near Brown Rigg

Thirlmere from near Brown Rigg

Launchy Tarn

Launchy Tarn



Woods above Thirlmere





David Hall -
Lake District Walks