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Wharton Tarn



On a bright summers day when the trees and the surroundings are showing off their greenery this is actually quite a nice-looking place, although these pictures don't really advertise that fact.

The tarn is found in what can only be describes as "the middle of a field" just north of the B5285 near High Cross. Wharton Tarn is also referred to as High Cross Tarn, and in addition to these names, at one time the tarn was called "Jenny Greenteeth Tarn" after an old woman who is said to haunt the tarn.




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24th January 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 6
  Tarns around Holme Fell and Tarn Hows 9.9 mile 1800 ft
Yew Tree Tarn - Yew Tree Farm - Shepherd's Bridge - Holme Ground - Holme Ground Tarn(s) - Hodge Close - High Oxon Fell - High Arnside Tarn - Knipe Fold - Wharton Tarn - Tarn Hows - Rose Castle Tarn - Tom Gill - Yew Tree Tarn

21st September 2008
  Not just Holme Fell but here, there and everywhere 8.7 mile 2050 ft
Tom Gill Car Park - Yew Tree Tarn - Uskdale Gap - Holme Fell - Holme Ground Tarn - Hodge Close - Stang End - Tongue Intake Plantation - High Arneside Tarn - track to Knipe Fold - Hawkshead Hill - Wharton Tarn - Tarn Hows - Tom Gill Car Park

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Lake District Walks