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Tarn Hows, Coniston

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Water Body Historic Walking Area
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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  • The Tramper which we had pre booked with the NT enabled my Wife to circumnavigate the impressive Tarn on the hard, well constructed, mud free path, (and for which we made a donation to the NT - there ...  more »
  • We parked our car at the Coniston Sports and Social Centre and started the walk from the centre. A loop to Tarn Hows and back to the centre took us about 4h of slow and easy walk - across serene meado...  more »
  • This is a lovely national trust walk, easy enough route 1.5 miles around the main lake, with beautiful views throughout. The walk roughly took us 45 mins we enjoyed the trick woodland & 'money trees' ...  more »