Angletarn (My first Lakeland Walk)

17th March 2007

Its pretty difficult to recollect a walk almost 5yrs old, but my first walk in the Lakeland was taken on Angletarn Pikes it was Ste’s idea he’d heard the Tarn was full of fish and wanted to take a look I was basically following the leader (how the tables have turned!) after all this would only be my second visit actually walking on the fells .

So there I was, one old pair of jeans, my ever so trust worthy Timberland boots, Nike velcro shoulder bag, oh and a lunch big enough to feed an army, not to mention enough caffeine to last a thousand hangovers. Driving along Kirkstone Pass looking up toward the Angletarn Pikes and in my head I’m thinking you know what if I fall? how big do these mountains look? all with a little gulp, I cant climb that - all together with the buzz that is still alive today.

Back then my wife would of flipped knowing I'd took our camera “outside” on the fells so what I used to do was use my mobile camera, all 2 mega pixels of it so even though the pictures are not up to much and the views are obscured¬† these are the pictures I'd be most upset if I was to anything should happen to them,


Wainwright Guidebook

The Far Eastern Fells



Ascent: 485 Mtrs 1,481 Feet
Wainwrights: No summit was reached.
Weather: Overcast ,Dry
Parking: Car Park Opposite The Patterdale Hotel
Area: Far Eastern
Walking With: Stephen Harrison
Ordnance Survey: OL5 (1:25)
Time Taken:  
Route: Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Angle Tarn - Boredale Hause - Patterdale

Map and Photo Gallery



Ascent on Boredale Hause.

Mobile phones ready,  and by now if I remember rightly the map had been out the bag half a dozen times already.

Looking towards the Kirkstone Fells.
You can just make out Brothers Water, Caudale Moor, Hartsop Dodd, Red Screes, High Hartsop Dodd, Hartsop Above How. Now my mobile has a Five mega pixel camera but still doesn’t carry the essence of a hand held camera

Angle Tarn.
Our first view of Angle Tarn and yeah by this point the tired legs had kicked in ages ago

Angle Tarn

Angle Tarn.
I think I can safely say this is where the real passion started

Angle Tarn.

Angle Tarn.

Descent from Boredale Hause.
Ste looking down towards Patterdale with Gray Crag and Hartsop Dodd behind

Goldrill Beck.

Back at the bridge that crosses Goldrill Beck and time for a quick pint to talk over the mammoth feat undertook on Angle Tarn my first fell walk


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