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Angle Tarn - Patterdale - Coast to Coast

Angle Tarn - Patterdale - Coast to Coast

Angle Tarn is on the the Coast to Coast path which runs along its north and east shores en route to Hawswater. It is an idyllic lake set high above the village of Hartsop on a wide ridge, midway between Boredale Hause and The Knott.

On its south-west border is Cat Crag, with Brock Crags on its southern edge. The twin Angletarn Pikes are on its north-west flank, while on the east is Buck Crag and Heck Crag. The quickest way to access the tarn is by footpath from Patterdale, whether walking the Coast to Coast or not.
The atmospheric Angle Tarn certainly evokes a presence of eeriness when seen when descending from the mist that often hugs the Coast to Coast path around Dubhow Brow and the Angletarn Pikes. The path passes between them and descends to meet the tarn. Small flocks of fresh water ducks are often present, whose hauntingly plaintive calls echo around the surrounding crags, and instil a feeling of solitude when approaching the tarn from mist. The tarn has two small islands and a large isthmus. The islands provide a secure sanctuary for nesting birds.

Overlooking Angle Tarn are the twin Angletarn Pikes which are separated by a small grassy col, and rise to a height of 565 and 567 metres respectively.
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Angle Tarn with Cat Crag in centre background

Angle Tarn

Angle Tarn with Brock Crags in the right background

Angle Tarn

Angle Tarn Pikes

Looking back from Angle Tarn to Angletarn Pikes
Angletarn Pikes

Leaving Angle Tarn, mist descending

Angle Tarn in mist
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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.

The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.

Features of the Book:
  • Route described in detail
  • Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
  • Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
  • Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
  • Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.
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