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  Keppelcove Tarn

highest level of any of the mountain tarns; being upwards of two thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and about seven hundred feet below the summit of Helvellyn; from whence into it you might almost cast a stone.- Keppel Cove Tarn is posited in a singular manner, not in the bottom of the glen, but, in a kind of recess formed on one side; it is separated from Red Tarn by a narrow mountain ridge, called Swirrel Edge, which branches off from Helvellyn and is terminated by a peak called Catsty Cam, modernized into Catchedecam; below which the two streams unite to form the brook of Glenridding. All these tarns afford good diversion for the angler; Keppel Cove produces a bright well shapen trout:- those of Angle tarn are by some considered of superior flavour; but when quantity as well as quality is taken into account, Hays Water may perhaps be allowed the pre-eminence.

tarns, above Haweswater
Tarns connected with Hawes Water.
  Small Water
  Blea Water

Small Water, rightly named, lies between Harter fell and High Street; and is passed by a mountain track leading from Kentmere to Mardale, over the hause called Nan Bield.- Blea Water, separated from the last by a projection of High Street, lies at the foot of a lofty rock called Blea Water Crag. Before reaching the valley of Mardale, their two streams become united.
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button -- Angle Tarn
button -- Blea Water Crag
button -- Blea Water
button -- "Catsty Cam" -- Catstye Cam
button -- "Hays Water" -- Hayeswater
button -- "Keppel Cove Tarn" -- Keppelcove Tarn
button -- "Nan Bield" -- Nan Bield Pass
button -- Red Tarn
button -- Small Water
button -- "Swirrel Edge" -- Swirral Edge
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