Hard Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; Patterdale Common
Accessibility; Access Land
Grid Ref; NY 346 138
Elevation; 695 m (2275 feet)
Size; very small
Depth; 1m (3 feet)
Meaning of name; inaccessible tarn
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Hard Tarn is appropriately named. It lies in a small shelf high up on the south-eastern side of Nethermost Pike. The recommended approach is to follow the stream up from Ruthwaite Lodge, a climbing hut in Grisedale. It appears that it can be observed from High Crag, above and to the west, but the photos I have seen of it lead me to believe that the effort of walking (or scrambling) to the tarn itself will be worthwhile.