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Stickle Tarn, Langdale

Coordinates: 54°27′31″N 3°6′9″W / 54.45861°N 3.10250°W / 54.45861; -3.10250
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Stickle Tarn
An upland lake surrounded by mountains
Stickle Tarn from above
Stickle Tarn is located in the Lake District
Stickle Tarn
Stickle Tarn
Stickle Tarn is located in the former South Lakeland district
Stickle Tarn
Stickle Tarn
Location in South Lakeland, Cumbria
Coordinates54°27′31″N 3°6′9″W / 54.45861°N 3.10250°W / 54.45861; -3.10250
Typetarn (lake)
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom
Max. depth50 ft (15 m)
Surface elevation473 m (1,552 ft)

Stickle Tarn is a small tarn near Harrison Stickle in Lake District, England. The tarn was enlarged by the building of a stone dam in 1838 and is used to supply water for the inhabitants of Langdale. The tarn is situated in a corrie, flanked on the west side by Harrison Stickle, and on the north by the massive imposing bulk of Pavey Ark's south face. The tarn is frequently visited by fellwalkers ascending to Pavey Ark's summit, or en route to High Raise from Great Langdale.

In February 2015 it was put up for sale by the Lake District National Park Authority, which was seeking to reduce its landholdings in the national park.[1]


  1. ^ Lake District's Stickle Tarn among seven areas for sale. BBC News Cumbria. Retrieved 2015-02-10.