Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Paintings of Innominate Tarn Haystacks by Rob Miller RSA

Innominate Tarn  autumn aprox 24 x30 cm,
Watercolour available from G1 Gallery Windermere

Innominate Tarn
oil on canvas 30x30cm

This location is just an hour away from Lingholm over the Newlands Pass  . I've painted this beautiful and wild location a number of times and every time its a different place the light changing constantly, its not to far to take a small pochade box with oils  and make a day of it. There are plenty of vantage points and views along the path from Buttermere. The tarn itself or should I say collection of small tarns were made famous by the Blackburn Fellwalker and amazing Lake District Guide writer  Wainwright  who wrote that Innominate was the place where his ashes should be scattered. Ive pasted below a part of a walk by Tarns Walks which gives a great route description along with photographs. I have some prints of the tarn available on my website www.robmillerartist.org and more prints on my Lingholm Artist Residency Site

Tarn Walks Innominate Tarn Haystacks

Distance/time: 12.4km/7.7 miles. Allow 3.5-4.5 hours
Start: Lake District National Park pay and display car park behind the Bridge Hotel in Buttermere (grid reference NY174169)
Ordnance Survey Map: OL4 The English Lakes North-western area
After the walk: Croft House Caf√©, Bridge Hotel and Fish Hotel, all in Buttermere
What to expect: Lakeshore paths, stony bridleway, rocky clamber, fell paths
Walk outline
The easy walk beside Buttermere makes for a gentle warm-up for the climb on to Haystacks. After ascending to Scarth Gap, the route clambers up the fell’s rocky western ridge. On the summit, a well-used path keeps to the northern edge of the fell, passing Innominate Tarn along the way. The descent uses a relatively quiet path on the southern side of Warnscale Beck and then returns via the lake.      

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