I'm starting to loose track of how many tarns I've described as "not being on the route to anywhere in particular". Well, here's another one, Brown Cove Tarn - found high among the fells above Glenridding in a wonderfully secluded combe. To say the very least, this tarn has in a breathtaking setting, enclosed by Catstye Cam, Helvellyn, Helvellyn Lower Man and Whitesite.
Despite its appearance, the tarn is in fact a natural pool, I suspect however, that the current outline bears little resemblance to its original shape. This was taken away when in 1860 a dam was built to allow water to be stored in the cove. The water could then be used when it was needed for the mines found lower down the fellside.