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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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  • Me, my partner, my mother and my 4 year old all managed to walk around this beautiful man made lake in 2 hours, we were just taking so many photos of the stunning views. My son loved running around an...  more »
  • Visited on a quiet Monday morning in Nov, cold but clear. The views are stunning, drive to the site, negates lots of walking for anyone not up to it, then walk as little or as a far as you want/ are a...  more »
  • This is a wonderful part of the Lake district and there is a well worked out safe footpath to walk around the tarn in about 30-40 minutes, dog friendly, free parking if a member of the national trust 
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  • 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