For todays walk we decided to park at the first car park, sadly the ice cream cart was closed when we arrived! As you leave this car park turn right and head up the short, steep hill. Be careful as this is the only section of the walk that is carried out on a road, albeit a very quiet road.
As you reach the end of the road you will see the second car park. Here you will see a footpath, this marks the start of the walk. The route takes you through beautiful woodland and the path is clearly marked.
You soon come to Low Dam, the smaller of the two tarns. It felt so serene and peaceful when we visited, we didn’t see another soul! On reaching Low Dam the walk then continues up to High Dam. The route itself is self explanatory- the key is to not cross over Finsthwaite Beck, as long as you keep the Beck on your left hand side, as you climb up, you are heading in the right direction.
Shortly after reaching Low Dam you will meet High Dam, the photos below show our circular, clockwise walk around this Dam. The route was 2 miles in distance and whilst the climb up to High Dan was slightly strenuous, the circular walk is flat and the path well maintained.
This really is a wonderful walk to do with children, there are plenty of opportunities to stop for a paddle and lots to explore on the woodlands. We came across many benches, fallen trees to explore and tree swings to enjoy!
This will be a fabulous walk in the summer months!