Yew Tree Tarn
photo of Yew Tree tarn and swans
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General Description
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Very photographic area but then one could argue that all the lake district is photographic. The tarn is the highlight here and children love the swans (photo a & b). The Mute Swans return every year and are used to being fed. They don't normally bit, but be careful not to snatch the food away, or they will try and have a stab at it.

For those with other Interests
Walking, cycling and photography are the main pursuits in this area.

Places to Stay
Ambleside has the guest houses and hotels but camping is available up here if you keep an eye out for the signs.
Try "Stay.co.uk" or alternatively check some of these links > Hotels and Guest Houses Youth Hostels for Families etc.

How to get here
At the northern end of Windermere, use your map to find the A593. Travelling along the A593 which links Ambleside (next to Windermere) and Coniston. The road heads generally west from Ambleside, then sweeps south. You actually pass Hodge Close and eventually come across this tarn.
General Description
Very photographic area but then one could argue that all the lake district is photographic. The tarn is the highlight here and children love the swans. The Mute Swans return every year and are used to being fed. They don't bit but watch you don't snatch the food away from them or they will try and have a stab at it.

Detailed Information for Divers

Main Attraction
Depends on your attitude to shallow water, but this does offer a taste of high altitude diving and the chance to watch those swans and ducks paddle at a furious rate! Just a good bit of fun and a laugh.

Viewing Freshwater Life
In the area we explored, we found this lake close to being devoid of life. No fish were seen although some interesting signs of life in the form of minute sponges? and small crustacea on small areas of lakebed.
Permission should be obtained from the National Park Authority warden for this tarn.
Details below.
Warden is: unknown
Map of Yew Tree tarn cliCk to dive Yew Tree tarn
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Permission should be obtained from the National Park Authority warden for this tarn.
Ramblers, walkers, Nature lovers will have a wonderful day accompanied by Rabbits!
Who's the nearest for Dive Air?
Scottish Sub-Aqua Clubs:
Penrith Divers: Penrith based. Air compressor at Penrith.
Solway Sub-Aqua Club: Wigton based. Air compressor at Wigton.
West Lakes Sub-Aqua: Cockermouth based club. Air compressor sited at Cockermouth.
Scottish Sub-Aqua Clubs:
Penrith Divers: Penrith based. Air compressor at Penrith.
Solway Sub-Aqua Club: Wigton based. Air compressor at Wigton.
West Lakes Sub-Aqua: Cockermouth based club. Air compressor sited at Cockermouth.
Altitude, Visibility, Temperature, Torches
Altitude and Depth:
Sea level dive.
Depth estimate of < 10 metres.
During summer
Visibility: 4 + metres.
Temperature range is 12 to 15 degrees Celsius.
During winter
Visibility: improves to 6 + metres.
Temperature range is 3 - 5 degrees above zero.
Torches: Only if on a night dive which would make for a more interesting dive at this site!!
Thermoclines: None observed.
If new to freshwater diving: then this will make a nice second dive and you can brag you done an altitude dive too.
Communication intel
phone icon Mobile phones do work in the dive area.
phone icon Public phones: no sign of any in the area.
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: at Ambleside or Coniston villages. None up here.

For Angling contact relevant agency - see links page for non divers.
No powered boats (RIBs etc) allowed on quarry.
Warden is: not known at this time.
National Park Authority "Visitor centre contact listing"
NT Address:- National Trust HQ
The Hollens, Grasmere, Ambleside,
Cumbria, LA22 9SW. Tel: 015394 35599.
Or Email: enquiries(at)ntrust.org.uk
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