Innominate Tarn

Cumbria, England

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About Innominate Tarn

This tarn lies at 520 m (1,706 ft) above sea level to the south-south east of the summit of Haystacks, surrounded by low rocky outcrops. Innominate means ‘without a name’, although it was formerly known as Loaf Tarn, apparently in reference to the three islets of peat which resemble loaves of bread in the middle of it.

From the indented rocky shores, there are impressive views of Green Gable, Great Gable, Kirk Fell and across the head of Ennerdale Valley to Pillar. In summer, newts are often clearly visible in the tarn’s waters. This is where Alfred Wainwright’s ashes were scattered in accordance with his wishes in his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells and his memoirs. It is therefore popular with walkers and can be accessed via the footpath which crosses Haystacks, climbing from Buttermere, Gatesgarth or Honister to the north or Ennerdale to the south.

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Cumbria, England
Latitude: 54.505424, Longitude: -3.240798

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