Yew Tree Tarn

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Yew Tree Tarn
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Yew Tree Tarn, Cumbria
Location Lake District, England
Coordinates 54°23′43″N 3°02′46″W / 54.39528°N 3.04611°W / 54.39528; -3.04611Coordinates: 54°23′43″N 3°02′46″W / 54.39528°N 3.04611°W / 54.39528; -3.04611
Lake type dammed enclosure
Primary inflows Yewdale Beck
Primary outflows Yewdale Beck
Basin countries United Kingdom
Average depth 10 ft (3.0 m)
Surface elevation 344 ft (105 m)

Yew Tree Tarn is a small lake in the English Lake District situated in between the towns of Ambleside and Coniston. The tarn was formed when the local landowner dammed the Yewdale Beck in the 1930s.

In July 2010 volunteers from the South Lakes Rivers Trust and the Coniston and Crake Partnership removed most of the fish from the tarn in order to avoid kill off from low water levels due to a local drought. The fish were moved to the nearby beck.[1]


  1. ^ "Drought fish rescue at Coniston tarn". Retrieved 30 March 2017.