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Loughrigg Tarn

OS Grid ref:- NY345044

Located near to the village of Elterwater, beautiful Loughrigg Tarn lies at an altitude of 310 feet. The view of the Langdale Pikes from Loughrigg Fell, directly opposite the tarn, is superb and considered to be one of the best views of the mountains.

Loughrigg Tarn.

Loughrigg TarnLoughrigg Tarn

The surface of the tarn is carpeted with waterlilies in the summer months. The tarn was a favoured spot of the poet Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, he described it in his little known 'Epistle to George Howland Beaumont' , written in 1811, as 'round, clear and bright as heaven'.

A walk to Loughrigg Tarn from Silverthwaite