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Tarn Hows

| Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ, England
+44 15394 41456
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Stunning Tarn Hows offers an accessible circular (1¾ miles) walk through beautiful countryside with majestic mountain views. A great place to walk and picnic, or to begin your wider Lake District countryside adventure. There are also rare Belted Galloway cattle and sturdy Herdwick sheep grazing by the tarn. There is a mobility scooter available for use for those who are less able to get around the Tarn.
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  • Average2%
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“car park” (229 reviews)
“lovely walk” (87 reviews)
“national trust” (128 reviews)
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| Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ, England
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+44 15394 41456
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"car park"
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"lovely walk"
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"national trust"
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"an ice cream van"
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"easy walk"
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"gentle walk"
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"mobility scooter"
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"lake district"
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"takes about an hour"
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"short walk"
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"beautiful spot"
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"stunning views"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did a 14 mile round walk,was really good, loads to look at and even ups and downs. Had a pit stop at The Three Shores. I live in the city and my leg muscles are still feeling the work out, We'll worth it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tarn Hows is best known for the beautiful circuit around the lake of 1.3/4 miles, however there are other options and additions. Nearby are some interesting low fell walks such as Tom Heights and Black Crag (great viewpoint), which offer mini adventures suitable for youngsters,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to visit and it is an easy walk,the only thing i can moan about is the cost of parking.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the area. Has a very nice trail that goes around the lake with many areas you can walk off to a explore a bit closer. Good for family’s who want to go for a walk but not to long of one. Easy access...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful walk around the Tarn surrounded by amazing mountains. Herdwick sheep , beautiful bird song , waterfall real heaven on Earth

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner did the full walk around the lake which took a while but the views were great. Plenty to see so peaceful and relaxing

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tarn How's is an amazing natural beauty and a lovely walk but are we no longer alowed to enjoy the beauty of the Lake District without re-mortgaging the house! I was astonished last weekend when I visited how steep the parking charges are!More

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NTSouthLakes, Manager at Tarn Hows, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your walk around Tarn Hows. All of the money raised from our National Trust car parks goes to support our ongoing conservation work, so when you pay to park in any of our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live locally & im ashamed to say I didn't know this beautiful tarn even existed 😱 I'm so glad I do now, what an amazing, beautiful walk around tarn how's. We walked from coniston through monk coniston up & around on a gorgeous sunny...More

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NTSouthLakes, Manager at Tarn Hows, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your walk to Tarn Hows through Monk Coniston, thank you for your review. You might be interested to learn that the picturesque route you walked was created by 19th-century industrialist James Garth Marshall to wow guests at his...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Tarn was recommended to us locally as being beautiful,but not being so busy as the main lakes. Although we drove to it and viewed it from above on this occasion we didn’t walk around it. It did look beautiful and was very peaceful so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited tarn hows we walked from coniston village and back via footpaths, about 6 miles. We walked up the quite steep path by Tom Gill falls. Ths was well worth the climb to see the falls. However you can park on National Trust...More

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rob432016
11 April 2018|
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Response from MarkandJulieDavis | Reviewed this property |
The path around the tarn is a well laid gravel path. I cannot remember any steps, so yes I would say so. Enjoy the views.
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andilis10
14 September 2017|
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Response from NTSouthLakes | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Our Tarn Hows benches do take a bit of rough treatment from the elements, but are regularly inspected by our team of Rangers for safety and repaired throughout the year. If you do notice any... More
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