Long Moss Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; Torver Back Common
Accessibility; Access Land
Grid Ref; SD 291 936
Elevation; 137 m (450 feet)
Size; 223 x 32m (730 x 107 feet)
Area; 0.52 hectares (1.28 acres)
Depth; 1m (3 feet)
Meaning of name; long marsh
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Long Moss lies in a small valley on Torver Back Common. It is long and narrow and it is rather marshy, much silted and overgrown at the southern end, hence the name. The northern end, the outfall, is clearer though.

The valley points north-east so, on a good day, one can expect to get views of Grizedale Forest and the eastern fells beyond the tarn.