NY3108 : Site of Hut, Easedale Tarn

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Grasmere, Cumbria, Great Britain

Site of Hut, Easedale Tarn
Site of Hut, Easedale Tarn
I believe the area around the large boulder marks the site of a former hut which was mentioned by Wainwright and Heaton Cooper but no longer exists. Heaton Cooper in his book 'The Tarns of Lakeland'(1960)reports that the hut was built in the last century and originally was used to shelter ponies and their riders who visited the tarn. He says the hut was built by Robert Hayton of Grasmere. Within living memory he states that the hut was used by 'Swanny Wilson' the landlord of the nearby Swan Hotel who provided 'sumptuous teas' at a shilling a head. During the 1930's an Irishman, Michael O'Brien sold mineral water there and entertained the crowds by bending six inch nails. Cooper reports the hut in the late 1950's as a shabby ruin. Now nothing but a few faced stones around the boulder remain. Gosh what fun fellwakers had in the past!
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Monday, 9 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 19 January, 2012
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Uplands  Business, Retail, Services  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3105 0871 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.1433N 3:3.9222W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3106 0871
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