4th April 2015

Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 32

Tarns near Ravenglass


Walk Overview
Time 4:50 to 6:40pm
Duration 1 hr 40 min
Distance 3.5 mile
Ascent 300 ft more or less
Walking with Helen and Kayleigh
Ravenglass - Walls Castle - Newtown - Newtown Knott - Newtown - Decoy Pond - Muncaster Castle entrance - A595 - Ravenglass
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Ravenglass village

Although it doesn't feel like it, Ravenglass is still part of the Lake District, but unlike most other places, it has more parking spaces than it's ever likely to need. There is a large car park in the centre of the village and of course the car park next to the La'al Ratty.

Parking is NOT free anymore !!


Route Map


Most of the day had been spent under low cloud over on the coastal side of the Lake District. So much so that we'd even had the "should we still go for a walk if the cloud doesn't lift" conversation. Then, in the middle of the afternoon, someone up there performed a little piece of magic and we were treated to the perfect spring evening.






High tide debris found at the very edge of the shore line.


On route to Newton Knott we pass by the Roman Bath House. It's all very interesting but I can't help but think the Romans didn't really look after the place very well, I mean look at the state they left it in.

"I wouldn't look too confident mate. Come the end of December and you'll be sitting in a roasting tin"


Newton Knott summit seen in front of Black Combe.

Looking to the left and we see the fells around Devoke Water.


We retrace out route for a short way before turning into the woods where we pass by Decoy Pond. With its earth dam this one is obviously man made.


A few minutes walk from Decoy Pond is a second small tarn. Quite hard to get a good picture but the reflections were lovely with the sun shining on the tarn.

Yes, it's the time of year to show you pictures of cute lambs.



And here we are back in Ravenglass after an evening stroll around the area.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks