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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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  • The advice is to get here early and avoid the hoards of walkers that flock here. We always take our dog and keep him on the lead - so it really annoys us when less responsible owners let their dogs of...  more »
  • We got the bus from Ambleside to Coniston which dropped us off to a lovely 1 mile walk to the cracking views of Tarn Hows. A 2.5 mile walk down will then get you to Coniston for a quick visit or the b...  more »
  • A great place for an early morning walk or a picnic with the kids. My wife and I first visited here on our honeymoon and love it. It can get a bit busy so is best visited early or late in the day. Tak...  more »