Loughrigg tarn
photo of Loughrigg tarn near Windermere
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General Description
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So atractive visually on th eye in summer, and not at all bad in the winter. (photo a & b). Walking is the main activity here, so diving brings a certain excitement to this quiet tarn.
For walkers this is moderate. For divers this is a short walk with a highly rated and affordable camping site here reviewcentre.com.

Places to Stay
You'll find plenty of accommodation can be found in Glenridding.
Try "Stay.co.uk" or alternatively check some of these links > Hotels and Guest Houses Youth Hostels for Families etc. there are also very good reviews on this tarn here includig one reviewer swimming across it: reviewcentre.com

How to get here
Approach this tarn from the A593 from either the Coniston or Windermere side. Like near-by Hodge Close, this site lies between these two mighty lakes, as do a large number of other tarns i might add here!

Yo are looking for the Skelwith bridge, but watch for the "Tarn Foot" sign and head for it. You can photograph this tarn from the road as per our photos seen above.
For walkers this is moderate. For divers it's tough getting here. But she has been dived several times.

Detailed Information for Divers

Main Attraction
This is a quiet tarn with no reports of anyone diving her.

Viewing Freshwater Life
I have the distinct feeling that this tarn will hold some interesting creatures in it but no one has reported any to date.


Dive Planning Help
No Permission is required.
A public footpath runs around ths tarn with acces from several locations- check your os maps please.
Map of Red tarn click to dive Loughrigg tarn
Clickable map! >
Permission Not Required. Public rights of way around tarn
Who's the nearest for Dive Air?
British Sub-Aqua Clubs:
Kendal + Lakes: branch is based at Kendal Leisure Centre.
Furness Sub Aqua: branch is based at Barrow in Furness.
Dalton Sub Aqua: branch is based at Dalton in Furness.
Altitude, Visibility, Temperature, Torches
Altitude and Depth:
Tarn Altitude is unknown at this time. Maximum depth is calculated to be 5 metres.
During summer
Visibility: 2 metres
Temperature range - no data available.
During winter
Visibility: 4 metres.
Temperature range - no data available.
Torches: always best to take a torch on any dive but check water colouration / viz before entry.
Thermoclines: non likely.
If new to freshwater diving: this is one of the shallower tarns around.
Communication intel
phone icon Mobile phones do work in the dive area. Do test your mobile for signal strength. You may be unlucky with your service provider.
phone icon Public phones: a long, long, long, way away.
More useful Information for buddies
For the latest on the weather: "Scuba Weather Report"
For more air details see "Dive Clubs & Air".
Note: The above page's will remain open while you click to gather info.

Nearest toilet: Tarn Foot camping site.
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