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Stretched Panorama showing Striding Edge Helvellyn and Catstycam

Angle Tarn Walk Highlights

Route: Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Angle Tarn - Angle Tarn Pike - Boredale Hause - Pipe Track - Patterdale

Distance: Approx 5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

OS Map: OL5

Angle Tarn Walk Details


A great walk on the quieter side of the dale to the enchanting Angle Tarn. Simply stunning.


From the cottage turn left and the turn right over Goldrill Bridge. Follow the road to the end and round to the left. Turn right through the gate up onto the fell and head up the path to the right towards Boredale Hause. The path splits after 100 yards or so and you can take either path up to the Hause. We prefer the top one! Continue up until your reach Boredale Hause.

From Boredale Hause head off to the right following the path over the small beck. Follow this all the way to Angle Tarn.

From Angle Tarn you can either retrace your route back to Boredale or take the right hand path and head over Angle Tarn Pikes which gives you some magnificent views back down to the tarn, across to Helvellyn and towards Brotherswater.

At Boredale you can always take in Place Fell if you’re feeling energetic, retrace the path back down to Patterdale or for a little detour go down the pipe track (left hand path) which takes you down towards Deepdale. At the bottom you join the old bridle path and can turn right back via Beckstones and Crookabeck to Patterdale. If there’s been heavy rain before it’s worth taking a detour (left at the bottom of the pipe track) to see the waterfall at the bottom of Angle Tarn Beck.

When you’re going through Crookabeck keep an eye out for their Angora Goats - strange to look at but the makers of fantastic jumpers and socks! Once through Crookabeck you’ll join up with the main road and turn left and back to The How.


Alternate Routes

As above there are various alternate routes on the way up and down. For the truly adventurous you could always do the second half of the Patterdale Parish Boundary by starting at Kirkstone top and heading via Thornthwaite Beacon and High Street to Angle Tarn. Note when you include Place Fell on the way back down this is a 14 mile route if you include Place Fell at the end!  

Other Useful Info

Always check the weather before you set off and make sure you’re properly equipped for the walk.

Click the link for more information on this Angle Tarn Walk.

Angle Tarn is also where the first mysterious Lake District Star Jelly was found in October 2011 which made the national press and local TV and Radio. So if you see any large jellies floating in the puddles around Angle Tarn please remember to take some photos and send us a copy!

Also don’t forget to check out the Patterdale Weather Forecast.


Walks Index  |  Helvellyn Walk  |  Angle Tarn Walk  |  Place Fell walk  |  Pipe Track Walk  |  Stepping Stones Walk  |  Silver Point Walk  |  Patterdale Boundary Walk

Morgan Looking down on Deepdale

Walks Index  |  Helvellyn Walk  |  Angle Tarn Walk  |  Place Fell walk  |  Pipe Track Walk  |  Stepping Stones Walk  |  Silver Point Walk  |  Patterdale Boundary Walk

Angle Tarn Walk from the How Cottage in Patterdale
Helvellyn in the Lake District. Photo ©  Rob Shephard