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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” (196 reviews)
“lovely walk” (78 reviews)
“national trust” (116 reviews)
| Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ, England
+44 15394 41456
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great walk and stunning views. A must!! A good moderate walk. Plenty of things to look at and see. A bit busy but I'm not surprised. Car park is a bit pricey but then everywhere in the lakes is paid parking. National trust members are...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really nice walk, worth going and visiting. Well looked after, excellent toilets and parking. Worth the journey.

Thank Had123
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walk from Coniston for a well maintained safe footpath to the tarn. About six and a half miles round trip.

Thank Lizzy6258
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very easy walk around the Tarn but can also make it harder with lots of walks off to other areas. Our 15 year old also added some hide and seek which was particularly enjoyable!

Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tarn Howes is a beautiful spot. We walked through woods and fields from Coniston. Arrival at Tarn Hows met with a lot of people having driven up. A bit busy but a beautiful spot

Thank Jons1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is absolute relaxing and chill to walk here . It is an hour walk around the lake . N for drivin from Ambleside , it takes roughly 20 mins . Dogs friendly and good fun for family as well.

Thank felubizmo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently I got interested in foraging and in particular edible fungi. Needless to say my wife was a little sceptical about this. We collected many boletes and took them home for supper. In the meantime we enjoyed the beauty of Tarn Hows. The circuit walk...More

Thank Johnty1963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to get your 10,000+ steps in. From Coniston, a nice walk through some woods then opens up to a parking lot and then you proceed to wonderful view over the entire lake. You can then take a picturesque walk around the lake.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large car park convenient to the circular walk. Well made paths and great vistas. Take a coin to add to the coin tree(s), A national trust property which has helpful wardens on site to answer questions. If you have the time to visit then...More

Thank Mac S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 hour easy walk from Coniston and back. Mostly footpaths through woods and across fields with some uphill sections but not difficult Worth the climb for great views of the Tarns (and ice cream van there as always too!)

Thank HKevin
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Pooja l
22 November 2016|
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Response from Westonsupermackem | Reviewed this property |
The walk around Tarn Howes takes about an hour. The path is very good and there's plenty of parking. If you have a car suggest you take the ferry across Windermere to Hawkeshead. There are some nice pubs and cafes. From... More
Pooja l
21 November 2016|
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Response from Scott W | Reviewed this property |
You can spend as long as you want to be honest; but I'd say allow at least 2 hours.