Height: 337 metres / 1105 feet Grid reference: NY 17728 03401 Category: The Outlying Fells
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.
There was a mixed bag of weather this morning for the gentle walk from Boot in Eskdale, out to Burnmoor Tarn for a view of the high fells, and back to Boot via Boat How. There were frequent snow showers with plenty of snow in evidence above 500m.
This walk follows the one described in Wainwright’s Boat How chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 178.