Lake District walks - Sprinkling Tarn

Sprinkling Tarn. Distinctly immobile in mid-January - it lies right under the northern face of Great End, and rarely sees the sun in the winter months.

Great Gable, as seen from near Sprinkling Tarn. The climbing crags are visible on the left; Windy Gap connects Great Gable to Green Gable on the right.

The same view, from above the tarn.You can see Aaron Slack, the much eroded path between Great Gable and Green Gable - a route to be avoided if you can, and there are plenty of alternatives. In fact, you can see one of them to the left: the main path up Great Gable, which is now well maintained, and more enjoyable in my opinion.

The view north-west over Sprinkling Tarn. In the middle distance Green Gable, out of sight to the left, is dropping down to Base Brown, in front of Brandreth. Further away to the right you can see the Buttermere ridge: High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike. In the far distance are Grisedale Pike and Grasmoor.

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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

P. G. R. Rigg 21/06/2005