Styhead Tarn

Cumbria, England

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About Styhead Tarn

Styhead Tarn stands close to the Sty Head pass at the head of the Borrowdale valley. This is a major crossroads for walkers en route to Great Gable, Green Gable, Great End, Scafell Pike amongst others, so the tarn can get very busy. Its main inflow is Sprinkling Tarn to the east, and its outflow is Styhead Gill which runs to the Taylor Force waterfall, joining Stonethwaite Beck and eventually becoming the River Derwent which runs into Derwent Water. Fishing for wild brown trout in the tarn is permitted and wild camping is very popular, apparently even in winter, so look elsewhere if you prefer solitude.

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Cumbria, England
Latitude: 54.477992, Longitude: -3.20269

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