Bowscale Tarn - Tarn of the Immortal Fish

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    "According to local boy Wordsworth there are two immortal fish in Bowscale Tarn, and one of them can speak! Of course he was a pretty good story teller, but who knows maybe there is... Bowscale Tarn is set in a fantastically remote setting. Hemmed in by crags, its outfall, Tarn Sike, just manages to escape the great moraine ridge dam holding back the tarn. Much of the route is a bridleway, a pony track built for the gentrified Victorians, starting from the hamlet of Bowscale in the parish of Mungrisedale between Keswick and Penrith. There is a small car parking area on the right hand side of the road just before it turns sharp right between the houses. Apparently the tarn is quite a good depth, about 17m....."
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 2 years, 10 months ago
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