Moss Eccles Tarn, Ambleside

4.8
#10 of 15 in Parks in Ambleside
Moss Eccles Tarn is a tarn on Claife Heights, near Near Sawrey in the Lake District, Cumbria. It is currently owned by the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty and known as an attractive tarn for fishing and walking. It is known for its association with Beatrix Potter – she owned the tarn and donated it to the National Trust after her death, and it served as inspiration for some of her stories.
The tarn is on Claife Heights. Alfred Wainwright calls it the "most attractive" tarn on Claife Heights; it is stocked with water lilies and fish, and surrounded by rhododendrons. The outflow is bridged by a small dam. The tarn is best reached by following a track from Near Sawrey, a small village between Hawkshead and Windermere.
For Moss Eccles Tarn and beyond, use our Ambleside online trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Ambleside vacation.
Source
Create an itinerary including Moss Eccles Tarn
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Moss Eccles Tarn Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
25 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The place that Potter called my lake. She came canoeing with her husband on her day off. We walked from hilltop with a footpath. In the foot path, there are several gates made of wood on the way, but you can take the key off by hand and pass through. Don't forget that it is manners to close it when you open it. The hill where sheep flock continues, and a very pleasant stroll can be done. However, be careful when you go when there is a lot of rain. It is expected that it will be blocked from going in a puddle. I was different from the local people many times, but i put on boots and took all the measures. We had a few hard times along the way. You may be forced to make a detour, or you can secure a foothold with a nearby stone. In the way of walking of a certain travel book, it is convenient to have the route from hilltop and Hawkshead. However, because there is quite a distance and up-down, the person who does not have confidence in the lower back is careful. There is only a Lake District indeed, and it is a lake where the heart is healed. I feel like i'm in a dazed mood. We forget the little things. It's worth going (^^)
    View original
  • Walked here on the Cuckoo brow walk. It was a beautiful day, so reached this point and watched heron and various insects dart amongst the lilies. Such a tranquil place.  more »
Google
  • Pleasant walk up to Moss Eccles Tarn up Cuckoo Brow lane. Footpath does go through farmland and then you can decide whether to keep the tarn on your left or right. Going right takes you up past another tarn and then onto Claife Heights. Left leads you towards hill top.
  • What a lovely place to relax in the Lake District
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Ambleside

View all >
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
2.9
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 5​h

Side trips from Ambleside

4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h

Hidden gems in Ambleside

4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Parks in Ambleside

4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in Ambleside

5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Ambleside

5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h