Talkin Tarn

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Talkin Tarn
Talkin Tarn Country Park lies nine miles east of Carlisle and two mile south of Brampton on the B6413 Castle Carrock road. There is a 65 acre lake set amid 120 acres of farmland and woodland. The tarn is an excellent site for winter wildfowl and spring migrants such as redstart, wood warbler and pied flycatcher in the mature woodlands. Rarities have included, black-necked grebe, long-tailed duck and lesser scaup.In autumn passage waders can include greenshank, wood sandpiper, and dunlin.Little gull and black tern have also been recorded.

The tarn is glacial in origin, being formed about 10000 years ago, and is fed by underground streams. There is a small camping and caravan site, and a permanent orienteering course is laid out around the park. The shop hires mountain bikes and there are suggested routes taking you through beautiful countryside. There is a 1.3 mile path round the tarn which is suitable for wheelchairs.

The Boathouse Tea Room has superb views of the tarn, and a blazing log fire. An adjoining gift shop sells a wide range of items, many 'Made in Cumbria'. A variety of events are held throughout the year ranging from activity days and fun days to craft fairs.

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Wood Sandpiper (Trings glareola) Photo Marek Szczepaneck
Recommended reading:The Breeding Birds of Cumbria.
Cumbria Bird Club

Tetrad maps of both distribution and abundance are included for each of the 152 breeding species. Range, trends and population estimates,are also given . Published by the Cumbria Bird Club this title includes information on the first breeding record of Mediterranean Gull and Common Rosefinch,and the discovery of breeding Honey Buzzard and,the return of the Osprey after an absence of 170 years. Hardback;390pp.Colour maps

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Recommended reading:The Breeding Birds of Cumbria.
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