Bleaberry Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; 1 mile south-west of Buttermere village
Accessibility; Access land
Grid Ref; NY 165 154
Elevation; 497m (1631 feet)
Size; 155m x 95m (510 x 300 feet)
Area; 1 hectare (2.43 acres)
Depth; 5m (16½ feet)
Meaning of name; Blueberry Tarn
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This is another fine example of a corrie tarn, trapped by its moraine dam below the cliffs of Red Pike and High Stile. The inflow rises under Chapel Crags whilst the outfall tumbles steeply down to the north, meeting the lake of Buttermere close to its own outfall to Buttermere Dubs. This tumbling drop is the spectacular Sourmilk Gill, one of two thus named (the other is near Grasmere) in Cumbria. Due to the height of the crags to the south, the tarn receives little or no direct sunlight from November to March.