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High Dam Finsthwaite

High Dam Finsthwaite
Address: Finsthwaite
Postcode: LA12 8NB
A hidden little gem close to the Swan Hotel Newby Bridge & the village of Finsthwaite. High Dam can be easily reached along a well-marked footpath from the National Trust car park beneath. It is a tranquil tarn and you can often find yourself alone out of season.The tarn used to provide the water power for bobbin-making at nearby Stott Park Bobbin Mill. It is as much as 33ft deep and situated at an elevation of 547ft.

A great place for a picnic, or for fishing.

discover the lakes visit report June 2009
I have to confess it is many years since I walked up to High Dam and had therefore forgotten that its a bit more of a hike than I remember!
It is however well worth the walk.The dam is really beautiful in the late afternoon sunshine & other than a couple of other people we had the place to ourselves.
Afterwards it is but a short drive to the Swan Hotel in Newby bridge where refreshment can be found.