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Tongue Pot | Hidden Gem in Lake District, England

Updated: Jan 3

You'll be greeted with a long series of fantastic pools when you visit the Tongue Pot in the Lake District. It's known for being the spot for some proper high jump diving, however there are many small pools scattered around perfect for a brief dip.

Image of Tongue Pot in the Lake District
Photo taken by @nattalie_blackk via Instagram.

Whilst hiking along the River Esk you'll notice there are a series of amazing pools along it, and the one which stands out the most has to be Tongue Pot. Located beneath a historic packhorse bridge is this hidden gem which has grown in popularity thanks to its opportunities for some classic high jump diving!


Tongue Pot is the most dramatic out of the pools along the River Esk, as the highest jump offers visitors a chance to dive to 5m deep with many small pools scattered around. It's no wonder people are flocking to the Lake District in order to find this hidden gem!


Things to know before visiting Tongue Pot


  • Tongue Pot is dog friendly however all dogs must be kept on a lead as there are sheep roaming.

  • It is child friendly however please take extra care when diving as some of the pools are very deep and rocky.

  • We recommend parking at the bottom of Hardknott Pass (you should see an old telephone box).


Image of Tongue Pot in the Lake District.
Photo taken by @motivation2hike via Instagram.

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