0.55 ha (1.36 acres)

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Explorer 5
OS Landranger 86

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 also includes birch more than 60 years old. The wood takes its name from the disappeared historic lake of Tarn Wadling which features on the ancient Gough map and in an old poem on Arthurian legend.


  • Parking nearby
  • Public access
Early purple orchid with blurred background

A lasting legacy

This wood is just one of many to have been protected by gifts in wills, securing it for generations to come. Your legacy gift could also make a real difference to woods, trees and wildlife.

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Tarn Wadling Management Plan

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