Yew Tree Tarn
OS Grid ref:- SD 322004
Beautiful Yewtree Tarn in Yewdale is dominated by a stately clump of ancient yews, is the most easily accessed of the Lakeland Tarns as the road from Coniston to Ambleside goes right by it. The circuit round the tarn makes a pleasant short walk. The tarn was formed when Yewdale Beck was damned in the 1930's. It is well stocked with brown trout.
There is a small roadside car park by the tarn.
Yew Tree Tarn. Click to enlarge
A walk from Tarn Hows to Yew Tree Tarn
Distance:- around 3 and a half miles
Duration:- 1 hour 30 minutes
*Commencing at the National Trust Pay and Display car park at Tarn Hows, exit the car park and proceed down to the tarn.
*On approachiing the dam at the tarn, turn left down the track opposite the dam and follow the path which winds along the course of the stream at Glen Mary, passing a series of waterfalls.
*Continue to follow the stream until arriving at the A593 road, turn right along the road and continue until arriving at Yew Tre Tarn. * Retrace your steps to return to the car park at Tarn Hows.