Blind Tarn (Eskdale)

Type; Natural
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Location; ½ mile north of Beckfoot, Eskdale
Accessibility; Access land, footpath from Beckfoot
Grid Ref; NY 162 010
Elevation; 228m (747 feet)
Size; 45m x 15m (145 x 50 feet)
Area; 0.1 hectares (0.2 acres)
Depth; 1m (3 feet)
Meaning of name; tarn with no outflow
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Close to Blea Tarn (Eskdale), Blind Tarn is a small tarn in the middle of marshland. Heavily silted and with strong reed growth all around it will eventually disappear altogether. It has no surface inflow nor outfall, all water movement being within and below the surface of the surrounding marshland.