Tarn Hows, Coniston

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One of the most visited spots in the area, Tarn Hows consists of three lakes joined together in the 19th century in order to supply water to a local sawmill. During the height of the tourist season, the area gets packed with visitors who come here to enjoy the views of the Helvellyn Range and the Langdale Pikes. A series of trails lead through thick woodlands, noted for a wide variety of native plants and animals. You can walk or cycle along a path encircling the tarn, or use this spot as the beginning of your adventure further into the Lake District. Pack a picnic lunch, put on your favorite hiking shoes, charge your camera battery, and enjoy a relaxing day in the great outdoors. Plan to visit Tarn Hows during your Coniston vacation using our convenient Coniston trip planner .
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  • On a recommendation decided to walk from Hawkshead to Tarn Hows, lovely day for it and me and my dog enjoyed the walk and the views when we got there, well worth it and sure built up an appetite for l...  more »
  • Ideal walk for youngsters and the disabled in a beautiful setting. Not too steep with decent paths. Excellent toilet facilities  more »
  • Tarn Hows is a beautiful place to visit, but the National Trust have put the parking fee upto £5.00 for 2 hours if you are not a member.  more »
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  • Well worth a visit any time of year especially January, February, March, April, May, June (yes, I am really doing this), July, August, September, October, November, December. Be prepared to be pestered by the National Trust recruiter stood by the only path from the car park to the walk. If you join though you'll get the car park fee back!
  • Ludicrous parking charges and the machine only take cash so have plenty of coins handy. There's a nice walk around the tarns which is very disabled friendly.
  • A must have visit at any time of year. Was most surprised to get caught in a snow storm of sorts whilst walking around. Gorgeous setting for a tranquil and interesting walk. Stunning views
  • Lovely circular walk around the lake.🏞 Very good paths around this site managed to get a double pushchair all the way around. Great family walk good for older and younger legs alike. Good car parks here. Very beutiful scenery. Well worth a stop by. Would recommend a visit.
  • Amazing views, great walk round the lake not too far. Brilliant for an afternoon stroll.
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