26th August 2006

Troutbeck Tongue


Walk Overview
Time 09.55 to 14.10
Duration 4 hr 15 min
Distance 7.6 mile
Ascent 1332 ft
Walking with On my own
Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Long Green Head - Troutbeck Tongue - Ing Bridge - Troutbeck
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Church Bridge, Troutbeck

There isn't a great deal of room here; perhaps a few more than half a dozen spaces if you're lucky. Once these are taken however, people generally begin to park along the road near the church.

Parking is free

There are lots of walking on offer from this spot, but for myself, I find this an ideal place to head out onto the western arm of the Kentmere horseshoe.


Route Map

Looking across to Troutbeck from the bottom section of Garburn Pass.
Today we drove across to Troutbeck for a walk through some lovely countryside and up onto Troutbeck Tongue. Not the most exciting walk, some people would say, but these lower level valley walks show that the Lake District has much more to offer than the high fells.

The view through Troutbeck valley to Troutbeck Tongue.
The higher fells surrounding Troutbeck Tongue are Caudale Moor, Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke.

One of the old farm buildings we passed on the route through the valley.

We crossed over to the other side of Hagg Gill and followed this track almost to the end of Troutbeck Tongue before heading up onto the ridge and walking back in the direction we had just came in. This is a much easier way of getting to the summit than walking straight up the front. Apart from it being easier you get the best views of the valley by taking this route.

Cows at 1100ft, near the summit ! It was a quick walk across this area to get to the stile as some of the cows were making moves in our direction. You never can tell if they're going to take a sudden dislike to you, especially when there are calf's about.

The view back down to Troutbeck valley, taken from our lunch spot near the summit. Peace and quiet and a good choice for a bank holiday walk when many of the more popular spots in the Lake District would have been very busy.

A close up of Kirkstone Pass with Pets Quarry behind.

Another picture looking through the valley, this one was taken just after leaving the summit.

Back down to the same track we were on earlier.

Troutbeck Park a little obscured by the trees, but without doubt a lovely spot.

Yoke, Ill Bell (in shade) and Froswick.

A close up of Troutbeck Tongue. The fells behind are Threshthwaite Crag (left) Thornthwaite Crag and Froswick (right).

Almost at the end of the walk at Troutbeck Church, just as it started to rain. Good timing I think.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks