Forest of Bowland Tarns

In Northern England a tarn is a sort of mountain lake or large pond I guess.  In fact the name comes from an old norse word ‘tjörn’ – which simply means ‘pond’.

There are a few tarns dotted around the Forest of Bowland, some named –  some not, some big – some small.  Being a bit of a geography boff this page is a kind of reference point for me.

Here are the ones I have found:

Name Coordinates Links or other info
Mallowdale Tarn 54.045089, -2.592629 http://binged.it/1kIIBFf
Nicky Nook Tarn http://binged.it/OQlZIL
Beacon Fell Tarn http://binged.it/OQmcMf

Here are some named tarns I want to look out for:

Name Grid Ref Links or other info
Wray Wood Tarn http://binged.it/1kIMgmd
Brennand Tarn http://binged.it/1kILKVx
Browsholme Tarn http://binged.it/1j1sjVh

Unnamed tarns to investigate

Name Grid Ref Links or other info
 Deep Moss http://binged.it/1fTvv7i
 Haresyke Crag http://binged.it/1fAxw3R
 Wolf Fell http://binged.it/1kJ9PeX

If you spot any tarns in Bowland, I’d be happy if you could forward me your info.  Please email me at bowlandwalks@gmail.com.