Lanty's Tarn

Type; Natural, enlarged by damming
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Location; Glenridding
Accessibility; Access Land to west, private to east
Grid Ref; NY 383 162
Elevation; 278 m (913 feet)
Size; 141 x 35m (460 x 115 feet)
Area; 0.38 hectares (0.93 acres)
Depth; 2m (6½ feet)
Meaning of name; Launcelot's Tarn
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A natural pond named after the owner Launcelot Dobson (who lived at Grassthwaite Howe), Lanty's Tarn was later acquired by the Marshalls of Patterdale Hall. They enlarged the pond by erecting a dam and used the tarn for fishing and for collecting ice in the winter. Apparently the icehouse can still be seen near the end of the tarn.

A pretty little tarn surrounded by woodland, it may be accessed by taking the path from Westside, Glenridding, towards Grisedale valley and Helvellyn via Hole in the Wall. This path runs along the western side of the tarn.