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.

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Walk Description

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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

Other walks nearby

Walk 1230
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Birks & Arnison Crag from Patterdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1520
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Helvellyn & Fairfield Horseshoe from Patterdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km
Walk 2047
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Place Fell from Patterdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2425
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Circuit of Boredale from Patterdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km
Walk 1110
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
The Angletarn Pikes from Hartsop
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2060
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
The Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags from Hartsop
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3388
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
Around Hayeswater and Angle Tarn From Hartsop
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km
Walk 2039
2.7 miles / 4.3 km away
A circuit of Gowbarrow Fell, Ullswater
Grade - moderate
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 3309
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
Hartsop, Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike & Kirkstone Pass
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1228
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
Thornthwaite Beacon & High Street from Hartsop
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Lake District NP

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Accommodation Nearby

Stybarrow Cottage
Glenridding, Ullswater
0.0 miles / 0.1 km away
Cherry Holme
Glenridding, Ullswater
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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Lattendales Guest House
Ambleside
7.9 miles / 12.6 km away
Parkhouse Guesthouse
Ambleside
7.9 miles / 12.6 km away
Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant
Ambleside
8.2 miles / 13.1 km away
Riverside Lodge
Ambleside
8.2 miles / 13.1 km away
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Meadow Bank
Elterwater
8.2 miles / 13.2 km away
Peat Howe Barn
Keswick
8.3 miles / 13.2 km away

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