19th August 2012

Arnison Crag, Lanty's Tarn. Greenside Mines and Glenridding


Walk Overview
Time 08.45 to 13.30
Duration 4 hr 45 min
Distance 7.3 mile
Ascent 2000 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Patterdale - Arnison Crag - Glenamara Park - Lanty's Tarn - Miresbeck - Greenside Mines - Greenside Road - Glenridding - Ullswater - Patterdale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, opposite Patterdale Hotel

I think I'm correct in saying that the hotel actually owns the car park, so needless to say there is a charge. Thankfully this is a daily charge and if I'm honest it is well worth the cost when you consider the fantastic selection of walk that can be undertaken from this spot.

It does tend to fill up rather quickly though, and not only during the summer months.


Route Map

With only a small window of opportunity for a dry walk, today we headed somewhere that would give us plenty of scope to shorten or lengthen the walk depending on how things turned out.

From a very hot and humid walk up Arnison Crag I took this photo looking across to Birkhouse Moor, Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd.

Looking behind for a view of Ullswater.

And again.
This picture managed to find it's way almost to the end of the process before I cottoned on that it was almost identical to the previous one. 1 out of 10 for observation.

Arnison Crag summit.
Should we carry on to Birks or even St Sunday Crag? Perhaps not, the blue sky was fast disappearing and the weather seemed to be turning out as predicted.

A view across to Brock Crags, Gray Crag, Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike, High Street and Thornthwaite Crag. Had is been a nice day we'd planned to be on High Street today. Maybe next week.

If you do fall try not to land in any mud; not with that white top on anyway.

Grisedale Beck.

Looking into Grisedale. That's St Sunday Crag up there on the left.

Poor Lanty's Tarn. With no fast flowing inflow or outflow it quite often resembles a muddy pool rather than an attractive tarn.

Yes, it's still dry so we'll carry on to Miresbeck and Greenside Mines.

Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd.


Heading towards Greenside Mines.

These are Greenside Mines, but what's going on down there next to the cars?

It must be the annual outing of a judo club.

Plenty of water in Glenridding Beck.

and also in Swart Beck.

A view back along Greenside Road.

I think we did pretty well today as we managed to get this far without the need for waterproofs.

Raining in Glenridding.

What's that?
Coffee to go and something for you to eat.

Place Fell and Angletarn Pikes seen across Ullswater.

Boats for hire. I think they'd do more trade hiring out umbrellas instead.
"Come in number 27 your time is up"

David Hall -
Lake District Walks