Red Tarn & Birkhouse Moor from Glenridding

Introduction to Walk 2327

Photo from the walk - Red Tarn & Birkhouse Moor from Glenridding

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 2000 feet / 606 metres

Grade - moderate

A scenic Lake District walk to Red Tarn which nestles under the east flank of Helvellyn. The route also includes Birkhouse Moor from where a wonderful panorama over Lakeland can be enjoyed. The walk follows well defined paths although careful navigation is required. Choose a clear day to enjoy the scenery. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1156
Helvellyn via Striding and Swirral Edges
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1235
Red Tarn & Grisedale from Glenridding
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1710
St. Sunday Crag & Helvellyn from Glenridding
Grade - hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km
Walk 3232
Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike from Glenridding
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

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Helvellyn & Fairfield Horseshoe from Patterdale
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Walk 2425
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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Accommodation Nearby

Stybarrow Cottage
Glenridding, Ullswater
0.0 miles / 0.1 km away
Cherry Holme
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0.1 miles / 0.1 km away
Helvellyn Cottage
Glenridding by Ullswater
0.5 miles / 0.8 km away
Mardale Inn
Bampton, Haweswater
6.4 miles / 10.2 km away
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Riverside Lodge
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