Rose Castle Tarn
OS Grid ref:- NY 334002
Rose Castle Tarn is situated above Tarn Hows. The attractive tarn is surrounded by the dense woodland of the Rose Castle Plantation and is retained by a small concrete dam. The small wooden chalet by the tarn was once used Scouts Association.
A walk to Rose Castle Tarn from Tarn Hows
Distance :- 2 and a half km
*Commencing at the National Trust car park at Tarn Hows, turn right and continue along the road to the small disabled car parking area and proceed through the far gate.
*Continue along the path which affords superb views of Tarn Hows and in the distance the Langdale Pikes, Wetherlam and the Helvelllyn Massif. On reaching a fork in the path take the lower, left hand fork to enter the Rose Castle Plantation, at a second fork, again take the lower fork to descend towards Tarn Hows and eventually reach Rose Castle Tarn. (A slight detour can be made to see Rose Castle - owned by the National Trust by continuing for a short distance along the higher fork.)
*Retrace your steps to return or rejoin the main path to circumnavigate Tarn Hows.