Yew Tree Tarn, Holme Fell and Ivy Crag Circular

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Lake District National Park

Yew Tree Tarn, Holme Fell and Ivy Crag Circular is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Coniston, Cumbria, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length2.7 miElevation gain849 ftRoute typeLoop
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This trail starts from the National Trust car park, “Glenn Mary”. Parking is free for members. The route goes around Yew Tree Tarn and heading left heading uphill. There are trees to clamber over, little streams to cross and big boulders to climb on. There’s a cairn on a mini summit, before you reach the actual summit a little bit further along. Yew Tree Tarn is a small lake in the English Lake Distric formed when the local landowner dammed the Yewdale Beck in the 1930s and stocked the lake with trout. A usable footpath runs around the periphery of the tarn. In July 2010, volunteers from the South Lakes Rivers Trust and the Coniston and Crake Partnership removed a lot of the residing 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, where they are now thriving. Hopefully, water levels will regulate themselves to allow for fish to become more prominent once again in the Tarn itself.

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Paul Charlton
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Lovely walk through woods and heather and stunning views to Windermere and Langdale

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Jane Halliday
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Catherine Saunders
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Michael Reeks
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