Summer Lodge Tarn

Summer Lodge Tarn

Summer Lodge Tarn is a fairly large tarn situated on Summer Lodge Moor between the two high roads climbing from Askrigg in Wensleydale over into Swaledale.

This lovely moorland tarn sits below the summit of Tarn Seat, also known as The Fleak. It is less than a mile from the highest point of the two roads that cross over the watershed making Summer Lodge Tarn fairly easy to get to for those who don’t mind a bit of a bash through heather.

Looking down on Summer Lodge Tarn from Tarn Seat
Looking down on Summer Lodge Tarn from Tarn Seat

I’ve only visited the tarn once, back in January 2007, where it was on my path between the two Dewey summits of Oxnop Common and Tarn Seat. I have fond memories of the tarn and it was by the shore of Summer Lodge Tarn that we decided to eat our lunch, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the fine views over Swaledale’s moors.

Summer Lodge Tarn looking west towards Oxnop Common
Summer Lodge Tarn looking west towards Oxnop Common

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