15th March 2015

Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 24

White Moss (Hay Bridge) Tarn and Black Beck Tarn


Walk Overview
Time 1:25 to 2:40pm
Duration 1 hr 15 min
Distance 2.5 mile
Ascent 300 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Bouth - Burn Knott - to the tarns and back - Burn Knott - Bouth
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Bouth

There aren't a great deal of parking opportunities in the village so the best option is to use the pub car park.

Route Map


We're heading to Hay Bridge Only.

This walk was just a couple of mile out and back along the road but there was an awful lot of nice countryside on offer and we did return with the thought that it was an area worth coming back and exploring more.



As the sign tells us, this area is a nature reserve and Black Beck Tarn confirmed this with its hide and viewing platforms.

"Quick, come and look at this"

Frogs (or are they toads), , , , , we saw dozens of them so that probably meant there were hundreds.


"Hide , , , ,"
"Why; are we not supposed to be in here"



"Blimey, it wouldn't hurt to crack a smile and pretend your enjoying it. Anyway: aren't you supposed to be doing that in the water"
"Why don't you mind your own business and for your information I was enjoying it until you turned up and shoved a camera in my face"

A couple of minutes along the road is White Moss (Hay Bridge) Tarn.



Returning the way we'd came.


Bouth main street.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks