23rd March 2015

Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 27

Parkgate Tarn


Walk Overview
Time 4:30 to 5pm
Duration 30 min
Distance 1.4 mile
Ascent 200ft
Walking with On my own
Through the woods to Parkgate Tarn and back
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside spaces. Parkgate near Santon Bridge

This is a fairly out of the way sort of place so there is plenty of room to park up here. It's actually one of those really wide gateways that lead to a forestry track. Both sides of the road have spaces.

Route Map


If you particularly like trees you'll really enjoy this short walk. As you can see from the pictures, the place is covered in them.




And ten minutes after setting off I'm here at Parkgate Tarn. It's a bit wet and muddy around the edges but still a nice enough place.



And now, the short walk back to the car and then it's home for tea.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks