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Angle Tarn, Great Langdale

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Angle Tarn is a tarn in Cumbria, England, within the Lake District National Park, about a mile north-east of Hartsop. Located at an altitude of 479 m (1,572 ft), the lake has an area of 5.9 hectares (15 acres), measures 385 by 260 m (1,263 by 853 ft), with a maximum depth of 9 m (30 ft). The lake is very distinctive in that it resembles a fish hook in shape. It contains two rocky islets and a small broken peninsula. It is located on the Angletarn Pikes, which are named after it.

This should not be confused with Angle Tarn (Langstrath), a smaller lake with the same name about 18.5 km to the north-east near Bowfell, also within the Lake District National Park.

Angle Tarn is a popular spot for overnight wild camping, especially on weekends and in the summer months. The tarn has been described by Alfred Wainwright as among the best of Lakeland tarns.
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  • A beautiful picturesque place. Well worth the hike up there for the scenery and peaceful nature. We followed the route by The White Lion pub, beginning of the hike can be steep in places. Stunning... 
    A beautiful picturesque place. Well worth the hike up there for the scenery and peaceful nature. We followed the route by The White Lion pub, beginning of the hike can be steep in places. Stunning...  more »
  • It's a lot of steps up but well worth it Popular free camping but zero amenities. What you bring you take. Leave no mess. Too many baby wipes and tissues around 
    It's a lot of steps up but well worth it Popular free camping but zero amenities. What you bring you take. Leave no mess. Too many baby wipes and tissues around  more »
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  • Lovely spot for wild camping and wild swimming
  • Beautiful location

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