Blea Tarn is a Little Langdale classic

Blea Tarn, Little Langdale

Blea Tarn, nestled in Little Langdale, is a highlight of the valley for many. Perhaps start here if you’re new to the Langdales and don’t know where to go first.

With a National Trust car park nearby, a good access path most of the way round and benches, it's a great place for a gentle walk whilst still experiencing all the panoramas and drama of the heart of the Langdales.

Wildlife haven

Blea Tarn is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The sediment in this small mountain lake has not been disturbed since the last Ice Age, providing a valuable research site and a haven for flora and fauna, such as Alpine flowers, brown trout, perch and pike. This gives you the perfect opportunity for some quiet wildlife spotting or just a relaxing walk. We have put together a trail guide, to help you on your way - see below.

Photographer’s dream

Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the beautiful views of some of the most famous fells in the Lakes, including The Langdale Pikes and Pike of Blisco. Then head over to the Sticklebarn pub for a well-earned drink.