Situated in the eastern fells wainwright 10
Long valley walk with gentle ascent to red tarn
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PARKING-Glenridding national car park CA11 0PD
MILES-8/9 miles return walk
FACILITIES- Toilets, cafe, pubs and play area
We left the car park and headed up Greenside Road and followed the road past the pub and some cottages towards the site of the disused mine. Just passed the buildings and outdoor centre you will see a sign for red tarn, we follow the path along Glenridding beck, the path is easy to follow, rocky in places with loose stones, until you cross the bridge over the beck it has stone steps up towards red tarn where it levels out.
You now get amazing views of Helvellyn in front of you behind red tarn, Striding edge to the left and swirral edge and Catstyecam on your right.
We followed the path towards Swirral edge and took the path on the right too Catstyecam, we sat and watched people walking along the ridges for a while.
Its a gentle climb now to the summit, where you can return the same way of walk across the summit and walk down to the path we came on.
The last mile felt like it went on forever, as its on a concrete flat road, it is a long walk but a really enjoyable one.