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  tarns, above Coniston Water
Tarns in the Feeders of Coniston Water.
  Tarns, The
  Levers Water
  Low Water
  Goat's Water
  Blind Tarn
  Beacon Tarn

Two or three pools, between the hills on the north of Coniston Waterhead, are called simply the Tarns; while those in the western quarter have received the more dignified appellation of Waters.- Levers Water, the largest, is situated in a wide valley, between the mountains Old Man and Wetherlam.- Low Water, placed on the Old Man's side, belies its name, as it occupies the highest level. Their united streams, after a succession of pretty waterfalls, pass Coniston Church in their way to the lake.- Gates Water, (Goats Water) reposes between the Old Man's western side, and the foot of the precipitous Dow Crag; (Dove Crag.) Besides being in common with the other tarns stocked with trout, it also contains some char. Its stream forms the rivulet of Torver.- Blind Tarn, a small reservoir of water without a stream, lies near the road to Seathwaite, by Walna Scar.- Beacon Tarn is a small one, near the foot of the lake.
tarns, above River Duddon
  Seathwaite Tarn
Seathwaite Tarn empties itself into the river Duddon; it is separated from Levers Water, only by a narrow mountain ridge.

tarns, above River Kent
Tarns appertaining to the river Kent.
  Kentmere Tarn
  Skeggles Water

Kentmere Tarn, in the vale of Kentmere, bordered by morass, and Skeggles Water on the heath-clad mountain between that and Long-Sleddale, are neither of them possessed of any striking features.
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