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Low Tarn, Nether Wasdale
runs into:-    Brimfull Beck

Low Tarn
civil parish:-   Nether Wasdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   tarn
coordinates:-   NY16160934 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY1609
10Km square:-   NY10
altitude:-   1704 feet
altitude:-   519m

BTF08.jpg (taken 13.7.2010)  
BTF09.jpg (taken 13.7.2010)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 74 10) 
placename:-  Low Tarn
placename:-  Tarn, Low
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   perhaps descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
image OT01P039, button  goto source
Page 39:-  "There are some other small tarns, of little consequence in themselves, and seldom seen by strangers; therefore they scarcely require to be noticed. Such are ... and the two tarns above Bowderdale in the Wasdale mountains."

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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BTF10.jpg  Cotton grass, Eriophorum angustifolium
(taken 13.7.2010)  

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