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|Location;||Greta Borne, Ennerdale|
|Grid Ref;||NY 125 170|
|Elevation;||377m (1239 feet)|
|Size;||378m x 55m (1228 x 200 feet)|
|Area;||1.35 hectares (3.3 acres)|
|Depth;||4 m (13 feet)|
|Meaning of name;||possible old Norse "floi", a watery moss, and "tjorn", which renders the second Tarn somewhat superfluous - The Tarn in the Watery Moss|
Floutern Tarn lies under Floutern Crag on the north side of Great Borne, a short distance north of Ennerdale Water, in a small, narrow, hanging valley. Its outfall, to the east, tumbles down a narrow cleft in a series of small falls.
the remains of a small mine near the outfall, started in 1871 for the
purpose of extracting iron. Originally planned to include a railway to
meet a branch line near Cogra Moss,
using a stationary engine at Floutern Tarn to raise the waggons, the Red
Gill Mine venture proved too expensive and it failed after only six years.