12th July 2015

Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk 62

Bigland Tarn and Back Reddings Allotment

Time 12:15 to 2:30pm
Duration 2 hr 15 min
Distance 4 mile
Ascent 600 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Low Wood, Haverthwaite - Birk Dault Wood - Bigland Tarn - High Gate - Back Reddings Allotment - road back to Low Wood
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Roadside Parking, Low Wood, Haverthwaite

This is quite a large lay-by found on the B5278 just outside Haverthwaite with room for at least a dozen cars. Parking is free and I should imagine you'll always manage to get a spot here.
Route Map


The start of the walk takes up through Birk Dault Wood.
I can't believe Jennifer still has a coat on when you consider how hot and humid it was. "Aren't you hot" - "No, just comfortable"

"I wonder what's through there"
Mmmmmm, now I know.


Bigland Tarn is reached and with all the effort someone has made putting the 'private', 'keep out' and ''no trespassing' signs we made sure we stuck to the proper footpath.


A close up of the very small boathouse. Until you get right up to it you'd be forgiven for thinking it was natural and not man made at all.

The question is -
How on earth did it take root in the first place.


The boathouse.




Now we head across the fields to pick up the path around Back Reddings Allotment. I should have known it would be like this but we ended up having one of those battles with the bracken.

Back Reddings Allotment seen across the dreaded bracken which was neck high in places..



Looking back along the route we were taking to reach the road near Mungeon Farm. As Jennifer said at the time "that was a bit of an adventure getting through the bracken"

From the road we look across to Mungeon Farm. It looks like this is for the fishermen gain access to the waters edge.

And to finish, a picture looking over to Bigland Barrow.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks