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  Loughrigg Tarn
  Little Langdale Tarn
  Blea Tarn
  Stickle Tarn

the water itself, to add the word tarn by way of distinction. It is nearly a mile in length, and divided into three parts. By the sudden influx of water from the two Langdales, the low meadows on its margin are frequently overflowed, and rendered wet and swampy. To obviate this, great pains have lately been taken in opening its outlet; by which means the dimensions of the water have been greatly contracted; and the fishery of trout has been nearly annihilated by the introduction of that voracious fish the pike.- Loughrigg Tarn is a circular piece of water of about twenty acres, environed by green meadows, intermixed with rocky woods and cultivated grounds. Its glassy surface displays beautiful reflections of the farm-houses, fields, and trees, surmounted by rocky steeps; and when taken in combination with Langdale Pikes in the distance, it makes an excellent picture.- Little Langdale Tarn, in the valley of that name, is one whose consequence is lessened by the swampiness of its shores.- Blea Tarn, lying on the high ground between the two vales of Great and Little Langdale, has a small sequestered farm adjoining, and called by its name. A view of this piece of water is enriched by the superb appearance of Langdale Pikes.- Stickle Tarn, at the foot of Pavey-ark, a huge rock in connection with Langdale Pikes - is famous for the quality of its trout. The stream falling into Langdale, at Millbeck, in a foaming cataract, may be seen at a distance.- Codale
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