Tarns of Cumbria

Tarn means a small mountain lake. They are usually formed in valleys that were excavated by glaciers. Sometimes natural dams are formed below a tarn by moraines (glacial debris). Tarns in Cumbria range from minute to large enough to pass for a lake. There are hundreds of tarns scattered in Cumbria’s uplands.

Alcock Tarn Angle Tarn
Barngates Tarn Beacon Tarn
Beck Head Tarn Black Star Tarn
Blackbeck Tarn Blea Tarn
Bleaberry Tarn Blelham Tarn
Blind Tarn Bowfell Tarn
Bowscale Tarn Brock Crags Summit Tarn
Burnmoor Tarn Codale Tarn
Dale Head Tarn Devoke Water
Dock Tarn Easdale Tarn
Ecclerigg Tarn Elterwater Tarn
Floutern Tarn Freshwater Biological Association Reservoir Tarn
Goats Water Tarn Grisedale Tarn
Gurnal Dubs Tarn Hard Tarn
Harrop Tarn Haystacks Summit Tarn
High House Tarn High Arnside Tarn
High Dam Tarn (Above Finsthwaite) High Nook Tarn
Holehouse Tarn Homehead Farm Tarn
Huntingstile Crag Tarn Innominate Tarn
Kelly Hall Tarn Kirkfell Tarn
Knipe Tarn Lags Woods Tarn
Lambfoot Dub Tarn Lank Rigg Tarn
Launch Tarn Leaves Tarn
Lily Tarn Lincombe Tarn
Lingmoor Tarn Little Langdale Tarn
Long Moss Tarn (Torver Common) Loughrigg Tarn
Low Birker Tarn Malham Tarn
Middleboot Knotts Tarn Moss Eccles Tarn
Muncaster Tarn Pavey Ark Tarn
Potter Tarn Red Screes Tarn
Red Tarn Rigg Tarn
Rosset Pike Ridge Tarn Sand Tarn
School Knott Tarn Seagull Tarn
Seathwaite Tarn Silver Howe Tarn
Skeggles Water Tarn Small Water Tarn
Snipeshow Tarn Sow How Tarn
Sprinkling Tarn Stickle Tarn
Styhead Tarn Talkin Tarn
Tarn Hows Tarnhouse Tarn
Tewitt Tarn Three Dubs Tarn
Wansfell Tarn Watendlath Tarn
Wise Een Tarn Yew Tree Tarn

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