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Tarn Hows, Coniston

(4.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Tarn Hows a part of your Coniston vacation plans using our Coniston trip builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • We were lucky to visit Tarn Hows on a sunny day (rare in Feb!) It was a really lovely view and would definitely be suitable for families and couples. Just beware if you decide to walk down to the wate...  more »
  • Tucked out of the way for the real explorers to visit, whilst car parking was a little extortionate, what a little hidden gem, lots of scrambling around off the tracks to be done, also wheelchair frie...  more »
  • You just can't believe this place is in our country. From the car park above the Tarn looking down and across the mountains, the views are breathtaking. 
Google
  • Beautiful rooms, more than you would expect, good location for walking and things to do. Well worth a visit.
  • A well oiled B&B. Regulars love it, I did too.
  • Any enjoyable stay