Blind Tarn (Coniston)

Type; Natural
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Location; 2½ miles west of Coniston
Accessibility; access land
Grid Ref; SD 262 967
Elevation; 568m (1863 feet)
Size; 72m x 72m (240 x 240 feet)
Area; 0.4 hectares (1 acre)
Depth; 7m (23 feet)
Meaning of name; tarn with no outflow
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A lovely mountain corrie tarn which has no apparent inflow nor outflow. It nestles on a moraine ledge below Brown Pike, facing Coniston Old Man across The Cove, and is well stocked with trout and char. To the south is the remains of a fairly extensive quarry which undoubtedly made use of the tarn for its water supply.

Photographically, Blind Tarn is a gem, with good angles possible from the southern rim of the corrie, taking in Buck Pike and Coniston Old Man, and from the northern rim to include the lower Coniston valley. Climbing up to the ridge above (between Brown Crag and Buck Pike, the view south expands to include the Crake estuary and Morecambe Bay.