High Dam is a picturesque tarn above Finsthwaite at the southern end of Windermere. A dam was built across the southern end of the tarn in the early 1800s to supply water to the bobbin mill at Stott Park a few miles away. The dam is surrounded by mixed woodlands of oak, birches, larch and Scots pine to name a few. The woodland floor is scattered with bilberry, bracken and heather.
Scott Park bobbin mill, in nearby at Lakeside, is the only working bobbin mill left in the Lake District and is open to the public for tours.