Tewet Tarn

Type; Natural, enlarged by damming
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Location; near Thelkeld
Accessibility; Footpath access
Grid Ref; NY 304 235
Elevation; 207m (679 feet)
Size;

135 x 83 m (445 x 275 feet)

Area; 0.78 hectares (1.93 acres)
Depth; 2m (6½ feet)
Meaning of name; peewit tarn
Alternative name(s); Tewfit Tarn


Lying on the lower slopes of the High Rigg ridge, above the Greta valley, Tewet Tarn is a pretty little tarn set in rough grazing fells. Although it is not obvious, there is a small boulder dam at the northern end whilst the south and west are very marshy. Fine views across the tarn looking west, north and east are possible - the best of all being when the water is still, providing wonderful reflections of Blencathra and Skiddaw to the north.