Siney Tarn


Siney Tarn sits on the patch of high ground between Eskdale and Miterdale, on the wet plateau of Sineytarn Moss.

Siney Tarn is slowly filling in as the grasses and mosses of the swamp squeeze out the open water. It now consists of two larger patches of open water, at the south-western and north-eastern ends of the area, and a number of smaller patches, although the wet nature of the ground makes it rather hard to explore in any great detail


Grid Reference of centre: NY 162 011
Altitude: 740ft


How to Reach

The easiest way to reach Siney Tarn is from Beckfoot in Eskdale. Follow the path that climbs steeply up the hillside to Blea Tarn. The path passes the western end of this tarn and rises up a more gentle slope towards the area that holds both Blind Tarn and Siney Tarn. The path runs past Blind Tarn and up to the southern end of Siney Tarn, then turns right to pass by the eastern end of the tarn.

The tarn can also be reached from Miterdale. Cross the Mite at Low Place and follow the path that runs up the valley. After a short distance turn right onto a path that climbs up the hillside in a gap between former plantations. At the top of the climb take a path that branches off to the left heading across the flatter fell top towards Siney Tarn and Blind Tarn.


None of our walks visit Siney Tarn.


No becks flow into Siney Tarn


No becks flow out of Siney Tarn, but one does start not far to the north-west, draining Sineytarn Moss into the River Mite.

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