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Torver Tarn



Tover Tarn and the dam which is found at the southern end of the tarn.
The OS map describes this water as "Reservoir (disused)", which is a little misleading as this is actually a natural tarn, enlarged by the dam to provide water power to the nearby bobbin mill at Sunny Bank. Thankfully, when the mill ceased to operate in the early 20th century, the dam, which blends perfectly with the surroundings, was left in place and the tarn remained at it's current size.




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The view down Tover Tarn from the stone dam. Undoubtedly this is a lovely spot, even if it is tarnished somewhat by the power lines








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24th May 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 47
  4 tarns on Torver Commons 7.7 mile 1500 ft
Beckstones - Kelly Hall Tarn - Long Moss Tarn - Coniston Water - Sunny Bank - Stable Harvey Moss - Beacon Tarn - Beacon Fell - Stable Harvey Moss - Torver Tarn - Mill Bridge - Beckstones

11th November 2007
  A trip to the tarns at Torver 6.8 mile 1185 ft
Beckstones - Kelly Hall Tarn - Long Moss Tarn - Coniston Lake Shore - (across) A5084 - Tottle Bank - Torver Tarn - Anne Riggs - Mill Bridge - Torver - A5084 - Beckstones

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