Yew Tree Tarn

Type; Natural, enlarged by damming
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Location; near Tarn Hows
Accessibility; Access Land
Grid Ref; NY 321 004
Elevation; 102m (335 feet)
Size;

320 x 152 m (1040 x 500 feet)

Area; 3.1 hectares (7.7 acres)
Depth; 1m (3 feet)
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Named after the nearby Yew Tree Farm, this is a very pretty tarn right beside the A592 between Skelwith Bridge and Coniston. There is a layby on each side of the road, and a footpath runs around the tarn. Yew Tree Tarn was created when the valley was dammed in the 1930s by James Marshall, who also created Tarn Hows, half a mile east.

The eastern side is open to the sky, although low trees hide the retaining wall and road from most angles. Mixed woodland lines the remaining shores.