708 Tom Heights and Black Crag

The Lake District is full of celebrated views and as far back as 1778 Thomas West was writing about the best viewpoints, but few people know about Tom Heights. Set aloof above the popular Tarns Hows it is usually ignored, but from the summit is one of the best prospects of them all.

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LOCATION: Coniston, South Lake District
START: A593, 3 miles north of Coniston, Glen Mary NT car park
Grid ref: SD322999 Postcode: LA218DP
DISTANCE: 7.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes, South-eastern area Landranger 90 & 96
NOTE: Not recommended when the bracken is high as the path up Tom Heights is obscured
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Tom Gill, Iron Keld, Hodge Close, Oxen Fell, Yewdale

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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