High Nook Tarn


High Noon Tarn is a charming small tarn sitting in a side valley above Loweswater. The valley is overlooked by the craggy eastern slopes of Carling Knott to the west, Black Crag on Gavel Fell to the south and the steep eastern slopes of Blake Fell to the west, and is passed by a footpath that leads up to the col between Gavel Fell and Blake Fell.

The tarn sits off to one side in the valley, and comes into sight quite late when approaching from Loweswater. The tarn is almost square. The shores are grassy, with wet patches on the eastern side - the path crosses a line of boulders at the worst point. The views of the surrounding fells are excellent, the distant views rather more disappointing.

High Nook Tarn doesn't officially have a name, but it sits above High Nook Farm, close to Highnook Beck, and is known as High Nook Tarn by the farmer.


Grid Reference of centre: NY 124 198
Altitude: 700ft


How to Reach

Start at the Maggie's Bridge car park. Head back up the road for a short distance, then turn right onto the track that heads to High Nook Farm. Head through the farm yard and up the track as it climbs up into High Nook. The tarn will be reached soon after the track begins to level out.


Our ascent of Gavel Fell passes High Nook Tarn


No becks flow into the tarn.


A small beck runs south-east from the tarn, running into Highnook Beck.

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