Wharton Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; Hawkshead Hill
Accessibility; Part Access Land, part private
Grid Ref; SD 331 988
Elevation; 197m (645 feet)
Size;

75 x 57 m (320 x 195 feet)

Area; 0.33 hectares (0.8 acres)
Depth; 2m (6½ feet)
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Wharton Tarn is a short distance south of Tarn Hows, in a small bowl beside the mixed woodland on Hill Fell. Although the shores are rather marshy, there is a good view view of it from a permissive footpath to the east.