Boat How

Start point: Boot (NY 176 011)

Boot – Burnmoor Tarn – Maiden Castle – Boat How (OF) – Boot

Distance: 6 miles     Total Ascent: 350 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Overcast and cold. 10oC.

This morning’s walk was the gentle ascent of Burnmoor Tarn and Boat How from the small village of Boot in Eskdale. Burnmoor Tarn, of course, lies in the midst of the Wasdale high fells and there are some good views from here, especially from Maiden Castle which is the col to the north. Boat How itself has similar views as well as south west along Miterdale. Angus and Casper certainly seemed to enjoy themselves up there today and Angus braved a swim in Burnmoor Tarn, even though the wind was pretty cold.

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