Allan Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; south of Coniston Water
Accessibility; Private. No access but visible from road.
Grid Ref; SD 292 894
Elevation; 44m (145 feet)
Size; 117m x 102m (384 x 335 feet)
Area; 0.84 hectares (2.1 acres)
Depth; unknown
Meaning of name; unknown
Alternative name(s); none


A small tarn on the River Crake a few hundred yards downstream from Coniston Water, Allan Tarn is on private land so is inaccessible. It is visible, however, from the road that runs up the eastern side of Coniston Water, just south of High Nibthwaite.

Allan Tarn featured in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons books, where it was named Octopus Lagoon.