Cartmel Fell

Start point: Cartmel Fell road (SD 414 880)

Cartmel Fell road – Cartmel Fell (Raven’s Barrow) (OF) – Heights Cottage – Middle Tarn – Sow How Tarn – Cartmel Fell road

Distance: 2.2 miles     Total Ascent: 125 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour

Weather: Overcast. 10oC.

I had a short walk this afternoon with a relatively easy, if muddy, climb to Cartmel Fell and a visit to a couple of tarns in this largely ignored corner of the lakes. Its position off the beaten track means that it takes a determined effort to get to and that it remains a largely peaceful area – I can hardly believe it is over 4 years since I was last up there.

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