OS Grid Ref:- NY293044
Dramatically beautiful Blea Tarn, one of the Lake District's innumerable small tarns, occupies a ridge between the Little Langdale Valley and Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale. The name blea derives from dark blue.
Blea Tarn with the backdrop of the distinctive craggy profile of the Langdale Pikes.
Set in a superbly panoramic location beneath the shadows of the rugged Langdale Pikes, the tarn stands 700' above sea level. The shores of Blea Tarn are awash with a carpet of wild alpine flowers in the spring and summer. The tarn is quite small, the circuit footpath, which makes an enjoyable walk, takes only about twenty minutes to complete.
Blea Tarn from Side Pike, Great Langdale
The approach road to the tarn is narrow and single track and care should be exercised in bad weather conditions. There is convenient car park situated on the Great Langdale to Little Langdale road.