Bigland Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; ¾ mile south-east of Haverthwaite
Accessibility; private land, but with footpath access
Grid Ref; SD 355 829
Elevation; 158m (518 feet)
Size; 325m x 225m (1050 x 730 feet)
Area; 5.1 hectares (12.65 acres)
Depth; unknown
Meaning of name; the tarn of Bigland Hall
Alternative name(s);

Bigland is a natural glacial tarn on Bigland Heights, near Haverthwaite. It is owned by the Bigland family and is now used as a fishing lake for Bigland Hall Coarse Fishery. It is stocked with mirror carp, some over 30 years old. It is fed solely by springs whilst the outlet flows to the River Leven to the north-west. It has a small jetty and the old icehouse with a turfed-over roof can be seen on the northern shore.

A footpath from Low Gate to the east provides one access whilst the Cumbrian Coastal Way skirts the western shore of the tarn.