Lake District Wild Swimming

Tranquil Gurnal Dubs

Tranquil Gurnal Dubs:

Gurnal Dubs is a small, artificial tarn located near the village of Staveley, near Kendal in the Lake District National Park. It is situated on the slopes of Potter Fell, below the minor summit of Ulgraves.

The tarn is about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long and 0.2 miles (0.3 km) wide, and has a maximum depth of about 10 feet (3 m). The water in the tarn is clear and cold, and it is a popular spot for wild swimming in the summer months.

The tarn is surrounded by moorland with good views of the surrounding fells, including Coniston Old Man, Helvellyn, and Skiddaw.

Looking east there are good views into Yorkshire including the Howgills.

Tranquil Gurnal Dubs

Starting at Garnett Bridge, the path to the tarn is easy to follow, and it is a popular destination for walkers, hikers, and photographers.

Gurnal Dubs is a beautiful and tranquil spot, and it is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Ulgraves is the fell directly ahead. If you climb to the stone pillar at the summit you will be rewarded with a great view along the length of Longsleddale, with Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick visible on the horizon.–9E

If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the scenery, then Gurnal Dubs is the perfect place for you.


Gurnal Dubs Tarn near Staveley is a hidden treasure within the Lake District National Park.

Its natural beauty, wildlife, and tranquility make it a perfect destination for nature lovers and anyone seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Whether you’re a local looking for a peaceful retreat or a tourist exploring the Lake District for the first time, Gurnal Dubs Tarn is sure to leave a lasting impression and a desire to return to this serene oasis time and time again.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the magic of Gurnal Dubs Tarn – a true gem of Cumbria.

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