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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
  • Beautiful place, we walk here all the time my son loves it. Dog loves it. Best time to go is winter and summer. Summer with a packed lunch sit by the tarn kids in and out of water. Winter it's amazing...  more »
  • Fabulous place with gorgeous scenery. We enjoyed a nice family walk with the dog on a Sunday afternoon. Plenty of parking but it's £4.50 unless you're a member of the national trust. It can take betwe...  more »
  • Have visited Tarn Hows many times but yesterday was the first time with snow on the fells. Ideal place for walking with families. Good paths suitable for wheelchairs, buggies etc. Approx. 1.5 miles ar...  more »
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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