Flass Tarn

Type; Natural?
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Location; Nether Wasdale
Accessibility; private, although there a footpath which passes by it
Grid Ref; NY 129 034
Elevation; 61m (198 feet)
Size; 35m x 30m (113 x 97 feet)
Area; 0.11 hectares (0.28 acres)
Depth; 0.5 m (1½ feet)
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Flass Tarn is a tiny tarn in Nether Wasdale. It is easily accessed, via the Miterdale footpath from Forest Bridge. Surrounded by a few Scots Pines, the tarn is quite attractive although it is becoming very silted and overgrown with a variety of aquatic plants. A low bank contains the tarn, possibly it was at one time a fish pond.