Stickle Tarn lies below Jack’s Rake on Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle in the Langdale Pikes, and is 469 m (1,539 ft) above sea level. Originally built to supply water to the old Elterwater Gunpowder Works, it now feeds water to the Langdale valley via Stickle Ghyll. It lies within a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is popular with walkers and nature lovers. The usual approach is from the Stickle Ghyll car park in Langdale, following the path up the side of Stickle Ghyll, across the footbridge and up the other side to the tarn. The tarn and some surrounding land have recently been offered for sale, but on condition that public access will not be restricted.