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Tarn Wadling

A Woodland Trust wood
High Hesket, Armathwaite

Tarn Wadling

0.55 ha (1.36 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 5
OS Landranger 86
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Features and attractions

  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Mixed woodland

This peaceful wood lies 10 miles north of Penrith, near the village of High Hesket. It is dominated by 120-year-old Scots pine and includes 60 to 70-year-old birch.  It takes it's name from the disappeared historic lake of Tarn Wadling, which features on the ancient Gough map and in an old poem on Arthurian legend.