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Tarn Hows, Coniston

Categories: Bodies of Water, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 750+ 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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  • Tarn hows is a beautiful place, which can be reached easily by car. Around the Lake are numerous benches so you can enjoy the Lake and its surroundings
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  • Not really a couples visit as we were with my in-laws (Trip Advisor you need to add a just "family" option to the list) but we had a very pleasant walk round Tarn Hows today. Having parked easily in t...  read more »
  • Been to Tarn How's many times and it never disappoints. It only takes an hour to get around on well maintained paths. As you leave the car park look to your left to a small is a bit of a scram...  read more »
  • A well oiled B&B. Regulars love it, I did too.
  • Beautiful rooms, more than you would expect, good location for walking and things to do. Well worth a visit.
  • Any enjoyable stay
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