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. Make Tarn Hows a part of your Coniston vacation plans using our Coniston trip builder.
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  • August 21, 2017
    A lovely walk and sneaked a cheeky swim (only found out afterwards that that's not supposed to happen) but I've done it now! Paths are great and suitable for most. Disabled parking at a scenic viewpoi...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Been many times, a wonderful walk at any time of year. We were there in July and the Tarn was stunning. An easy and enjoyable walk, take a picnic the kids and the dog,  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Very scenic. Easy walk from Coniston. Ice cream van on car park selling hot drinks. Good facilities too.  more »

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