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The climb up to Alcock Tarn is steep whichever way round you go - we prefer starting near Dove Cottage and dropping back down to near the Swan. You can take the shorter route across the fields, or the longer one through the village to take advantage of the various refreshment offerings available.

For weather information we recommend Mountain Weather Information Service,

www.mwis.org.uk/forecasts/english-and-welsh/lake-district/text

Walking safely...

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