Scales Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; Blencathra
Accessibility; Access Land
Grid Ref; NY 328 281
Elevation; 598m (1962 feet)
Size; 153 x 107m (502 x 352 feet )
Area; 1.4 hectares (3.4 acres)
Depth; 8m (26 feet)
Meaning of name; the tarn by the shepherd's hut
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Scales Tarn is a fine example of a corrie tarn at the foot of Tarn Crags at the eastern end of Blencathra. It collects its water from all around the corrie, with the outfall into Scales Beck on the eastern side.

Footpaths lead up to Scales Tarn from Scales, on the A66, some 2 Km away.