Muncaster Tarn

Type; Artificial
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Location; Muncaster
Accessibility; private
Grid Ref; SD 105 977
Elevation; 155m (505 feet)
Size; 280 x 98 m (910 x 320 feet)
Area; 2.27 hectares (5.6 acres)
Depth; 5m (16 feet)
Meaning of name;  
Alternative name(s); Chapel Hill Tarn


Muncaster Tarn is a manmade lake on the western end of Muncaster Fell, possibly made as a fishing lake. Although the track up the fell passes close by the dam at the southern end, the tarn is obscured by rhododendron bushes.

It's not the most interesting of tarns, despite having a few islands. The banks are devoid of any real interest and there's not much elevation in the hills beyond the surrounding trees to give any sort of interesting skyline.