Little Langdale Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; Little Langdale
Accessibility; Private
Grid Ref; NY 308 032
Elevation; 104 m (341 feet)
Size; 341 x 265m (1108 x 870 feet)
Area; 6.0 hectares (14.9 acres)
Depth; 8m (26 feet)
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Little Langdale Tarn lies in the broad, flat Little Langdale valley, where the River Brathay, Greenburn Beck and Bleamoss Beck meet. Its shores are flat and grassy, with reed incursion along part of the south shore. The outflow is the River Brathay, which flows down to Elterwater and thence to Windermere.

The tarn is on private land, to which there is no public access. However, it can be seen from the road (there being a couple of passing places in which one may stop briefly when it's quiet), the bridleway running along the south side of the valley and from up on the Wrynose Pass to the west.