Stickle Tarn (Dunnerdale)

Type; Natural
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Location; Stickle Pike, Dunnerdale
Accessibility; Access Land
Grid Ref; SD 213 928
Elevation; 310m (1017 feet)

85 x 45 m (275 x 140 feet)

Area; 0.25 hectares (0.6 acres)
Depth; 3m (10 feet)
Meaning of name; the tarn by the steep peak
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This Stickle tarn is not as well-known, nor as large as its namesake under the Langdale Pikes, however it is an attractive little tarn in a good location. Lying on a shelf on the Dunnerdale side of Stickle Pike, it has a fine view past the outfall to Morecambe Bay. The eastern shore is grassy, whilst the western is lined with a jumble of rocks that have fallen from Stickle Pike above. There is no surface inflow yet the outfall, to the south, is a fairly fast-flowing little beck.