Eel Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; above the Woolpack Inn, Eskdale
Accessibility; Access Land
Grid Ref; NY 189 019
Elevation; 207m (681 feet)
Size; 207m x 112m (680 x 370 feet)
Area; 1.6 hectares (3.9 acres)
Depth; 2m (6½ feet)
Meaning of name; steep tarn
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Eel Tarn lies in a small grassy patch amongst the craggy landscape on the north side of Eskdale. The shores are somewhat marshy but the tarn itself can put on a fine display of water lilies in the summer. It can be accessed using footpaths that link Eskdale with Wasdale and Sca Fell.