National Trust Wray Castle Blelham Tarn Walk

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Walk Details
An interesting circular walk from Wray Castle, taking in Blelham Tarn. This walk combines tranquil beauty, great views and fascinating stories from the past.

Not far from Blelham Tarn a sword from the Iron age was found. The sword had been deliberately broken in half, possibly as part of a burial or a ceremony by a chieftain to claim an area of land. Finds from this era are rare in Cumbria.

Ten thousand years of history have been uncovered from the sediments of Blelham Tarn. Every aspect of the tarn’s geology, silts, sediments, vegetation and animal life have been studied in detail, making it one of the most important freshwater research sites in Britain.

Low Wray campsite is a perfect place to base yourself when exploring the area and going out on local walks.

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