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A tarn walk of a lifetime

Posted 8 August 2012
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A tarn walk of a lifetime
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Visitors to the Lake District can enjoy many guided walks organised by national park rangers, with one of these visiting Bowscale Tarn in the north-east of the national park on August 29th.

The trek starts at Mosedale Bridge at 10:30 BST, with the guide stating that walking equipment is needed for the eight-mile trek, which visits the tarn as well as Bowscale Hamlet and the River Caldew.

Walking boots and waterproofs may be among the items that are very advisable to take.

The walk is entitled A Glacial Gem and Biowscale Tarn's geomorphology is exactly that of a classic mountain tarn in a curved glacial corrie. 

Most of the Skiddaw range lacks tarns as it is made from smooth and fragile slate, but Boscale Tarn and Scales Tarn on the eastern side exist because of a granite intrusion.

It may be one of the best sights visitors to the Lake District see in their lifetime, but not that of one of the tarn's legendary residents - its waters are said to be home to an immortal fish.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801425170-ADNFCR