Beacon Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; on the Blawith Fells, 1 mile west of Coniston Water
Accessibility; Access land, footpaths from north and south
Grid Ref; SD 274 900
Elevation; 165 m (540 feet)
Size; 470m x 150m (1560 x 500 feet)
Area; 4.75 hectares (11.8 acres)
Depth; 8m (26 feet)
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A rather attractive natural tarn nestled in a shallow basin, retained by moraine humps to the south. Marshy shores to the south, west & north whilst the eastern edge is steep and rocky.

Apparently, t
his is the tarn where Arthur Ransome's Captain Flint taught the Swallows to fly-fish.