Little Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; Orthwaite
Accessibility; Private, although a footpath passes close
Grid Ref; NY 248 337
Elevation; 197 m (647 feet)
Size; 134 x 74m (440 x 245 feet)
Area; 0.67 hectares (1.65 acres)
Depth; 3.5m (11 feet)
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Little Tarn lies in the Orthwaite Valley to the north of the mountains of Lakeland and is a typical lowland tarn, with reed edges and some thin woodland surrounding it.

There is no access to the lake shore, although a bridleway passes close to the north-western shore. The tarn can also be seen from the road through Orthwaite.