Saturday 14 April 2012

Blea Tarn and Squeeze Rock

For the final walk for this week we picked a fairly easy route, after hearing about the intriguing Squeeze Rock.

Difficulty: 2
Walkers: Tim, Caroline, Isabelle (9), Grace (7), Evie (4)
0.0km 0m, Start (209)
1.4km 255m, Lingmoor Fell (469)
4.7km 287m, End (202)
(around 5 hours total time)

We parked in the car park near the edge of Blea Tarn, then walked along the road north until we reached where the path went up the hill, just south of a stream.  From here to Lingmoor Fell, to Side Pike and back around.  I don't have a gps track of this walk, so the exact path we followed or the distances given might be a bit off.

Up the path from the road, fairly overcast conditions for setting off.

Evie, very proud of finding a tree to climb and a vantage point, demanded to have several photos taken. 

Climbing up to Lingmoor fell, looking back down to Blea Tarn.

Now just after Lingmoor Fell, the route down towards Side Pike

And finally to Squeeze Rock, which was as narrow as advertised.   

With the weather clearing up and the sun coming out, there were pretty stunning views in all directions.

Time for a refreshment stop.  Isabelle showing the approved technique of refuelling Poppy.

At this point we headed down, and Caroline made the mistake of following Evie - our resident mountain goat finding the most interesting path to her.

A final chance for a little piece of family harmony, although I seem to remember an argument breaking out over whose tree it was, and who was allowed to sit on which branch.  

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