Stickle Tarn (Dunnerdale)


Stickle Tarn (Dunnerdale) is a small tarn on a ledge on the eastern slopes of Stickle Pike, a super little fell on the eastern side of the Duddon valley. The tarn is well worth a visit in its own right, but it would be a shame not to visit the summit of the fell as well, as it offers much wider views.

Stickle Tarn is one of those odd tarns that sits across the side of a fell, feeding a beck that flows south, across the slopes of the fell instead of taking the direct route east.

The best views from the tarn are to the south and east - the view west is entirely blocked by Stickle Pike, as is part of the northern view.

The tarn has also been known as Hoses Tarn, probably after Hoses farm, a short distance to the east.


Grid Reference of centre: SD 213 928
Altitude: 1,000ft


How to Reach

The easiest way to reach Stickle Tarn is from Kiln Bank Cross, at the top of the road from Broughton Mills in the Lickle valley to Hall Bridge in the Duddon. Take the path that runs due south from the top of the road, passing east of Stickle Pike. This brings you straight to the tarn.

The tarn can also be reached from Ulpha in the Duddon Valley by following the walk below.


Our ascent of Stickle Pike also visits Stickle Tarn.


No becks flow into Stickle Tarn


An unnamed beck flows south from the tarn. It then flows into Hare Hall Beck.

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