We’re going to let you into a little secret and tell you about 3 of the Lake District’s treasured gems.

Blea Tarn
Blea Tarn is located high above Great Langdale, on route to the famous Wrynose mountain pass. The tarn is one of the most spectacular in the Lake District, set in an idyllic location with a stunning backdrop of the Langdale Pikes. Despite being in the heart of the wild Lakeland, with little buildings in sight, Blea Tarn is easily accessible by car, with a convenient car park nearby. If you don’t have a car, fear not! You can let us (Lake District specialists) take you there on our High Adventure Tour!

blea-tarn.jpgIf you do have some extra time, then there are lots of little footpaths around the tarn, which are perfect if you fancy a nice, peaceful stroll.

Surprise View
Just past the well-known Ashness Bridge you will find Surprise View. Surprise View really does live up to its name, perched high up on a cliff edge, it offers some spectacular views over Derwentwater and beyond to Bassenthwaite Lake. Speaking of which, did you know Bassenthwaite Lake is the only Lake in the Lake District? The rest are simply either Waters, Meres or Tarns!

This photo is taken by one of our passengers on our Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour!

Newlands Valley
The Newlands Valley is situated close to the popular town of Keswick and runs from the top of Keswick to Buttermere. It is referred to as one of the most picturesque and peaceful valleys in the Lake District. The Valley offers extensive views in a blissfully quiet and timeless atmosphere, you can enjoy long walks along the bottom of the valley, venturing to Dale Head if you care to go that far.
We’re very lucky here at Mountain Goat because we get to drive through the Newlands Valley daily as we get off the beaten track on our Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour.


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