12th July 2015

Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk 61

Canny Hill Tarn

Time 10:55 to 11:55am
Duration 1 hr
Distance 2.2 mile
Ascent 200 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Newby Bridge to Canny Hill Tarn and back
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Roadside Parking, Newby Bridge

This is a starting point chosen for because there are few other choices in the immediate area. It really is nothing more than a slightly wider section in the road which is very muddy after rain.
There are only enough spaces for about 6 cars and despite the negatives, it does exactly what it says on the tin and offers somewhere to leave the car while you walk in the area.

Route Map


This is the first of two walks today in this area. Originally they were both going to be done together as a longer route but splitting them seemed to fit in with our plans so we went ahead and had two separate walks in one day.

Newby Bridge's bridge.

The southern end of Windermere narrows down to almost nothing and at some point turns into the River Leven. Here, I think it's safe to say I'm looking at the river and not the lake.

After taking our lives in our hands crossing the busy A590 we head up this nice quiet lane to eventually come out on the open fellside.

Looking over the sea of Bracken found on route to the tarn.

Canny Hill Tarn



and now for the return journey, most of which was done in the rain.

And, before we had time to say "it's really nice up there despite it being a short walk" we're almost back at the car and ready to drive around to start walk number two.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks