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Stunning Tarn Hows offers an accessible circular (1¾ miles) walk through beautiful countryside with majestic mountain views. A great place to walk and picnic, or to begin your wider Lake District countryside adventure. There are also rare Belted...more
| Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very comfortable stroll for anyone that just wants a nice walk with the dog. Great view of the yarn but I would probably go on a dry clear day. Loved seeing all the money that has been put in the trees!

Thank chrisburgess8
Reviewed 2 days ago

Escaping from the office and the PC and immersing ourselves in the fresh air and the beauty of Tarn Hows.The BBC weather forecasters predicted no rain just white cloud and sunshine so we had intermittent light showers but it didn't take anything away from the...More

Thank RazzyBthefirst
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic location. Very scenic with a great walk around the lake. Just a little step off the track and there is also a waterfall. Worth a look.

Thank Dockymomo
Reviewed 6 days ago

I could remember coming her with my parents about 30 + years ago. I was not disappointed, it is still beautiful! A lovely walk around the lake with the leaves beginning to change colour. Shame all NT parking seems to have got so expensive this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your looking for a place that will lift your soul an easy loop and easy access for dogs to jump in the lake - then look no further !

Thank Blu2grey2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely walk around the lake, the scenery is wonderful and the circular route is easy to walk, the area is very photogenic and you can do a longer walk if you choose.

Thank MinnieM1928
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked here from Monk Coniston after a trip on the Steam Yacht Gondola. Was well worth the climb through the woods!! A beautiful, tranquil place with a well maintained path. Good amount of benches perfectly positioned for a picnic with a view.

Thank Turnwood2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly beautiful area which is open to all. An easy stroll around this beautiful Tarn with no need for extreme fitness, just the ability to walk.

Thank gordonj258
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views and spectacular scenery greet you upon arrival at TarnHows car park......well worth the winding roads to get there....go early to avoid traffic...

Thank kev a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant low level walk easily accessible for anyone. The more adventurous can walk to the nearby waterfalls or add on any number of circular routes.

Thank Leigh T
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10 April 2018|
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Response from NTSouthLakes | Property representative |
Hi rob432016. Thank you for your question. The 1.6 mile loop around the Tarn is accessible for wheelchairs. There are some slopes so we would recommend booking in one of our mobility scooters for free on site. They have been... More
13 September 2017|
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Response from NTSouthLakes | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Our Tarn Hows benches do take a bit of rough treatment from the elements, but are regularly inspected by our team of Rangers for safety and repaired throughout the year. If you do notice any... More