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Tarn Hows

| Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ, England
+44 15394 41456
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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 Galloway cattle and sturdy Herdwick sheep grazing by the tarn. There is a mobility scooter available for use for those who are less able to get around the Tarn.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovely walk” (80 reviews)
“national trust” (119 reviews)
“car park” (199 reviews)
| Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ, England
+44 15394 41456
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit. Accessible for many and something for everyone. Many different ways to reach Tarn Hows and great paths.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very enjoyable place on a nice day. We were impressed with the location and the peace. The mobility scooters are a fantastic idea. Great for dogs!

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon walking around the tarn. There is a path all around, so there is no need to have all the hiking gear! Sturdy shoes/trainers are just fine. You also can't get lost as you can see your route. This is ideal...More

Thank MargeWo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Trust has developed the area around the Tarn to make it very accessible and as neither of us are as mobile as we were it was really freeing to enjoy a good number of hours just strolling in such beautiful surroundings. If you...More

Thank Andy and Kath M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a beautiful trek around Tarn Haws the trek is great for people who are not equipped for hard core trekking, you experience views of the lake from all angels and woodland walks and views of surrounding mountains great time had by all our group...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

a breath-taking place with easy paths to walk on, well sign posted and where your dog can run and swim freely, close to Hawkshead for a well deserved cake and coffee.More

Thank liz c
NTSouthLakes, Manager at Tarn Hows, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you had a lovely time at Tarn Hows! We are very proud of this beautiful place. Just to mention in case you didn't know- we ask that dogs stay on the lead on the circular route around the tarn, this because Tarn Hows...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The ground is suitable for big pushchairs ( the path is almost flat), and the 1h turn around the lake is just what you need between two shower showers of rain. We had a lot of mirror effects in the water, very charming place.

Thank Halsmind
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very easy to find, well I thought so, but well worth it when you get there. A beautiful place to walk and take in the views. Nice picnic areas if the weather is favourable. Walking is pretty flat so it should be fine for...More

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful Tarn and a lovely gentle 1 mile + walk around and wheel chair accessible. The trip to the waterfall is worth it although a bit steep.

Thank Johntherunner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit busy the day we went but plenty of room. Car park just over the road. Electric off road wheelchairs to hire and access all around the lake.

Thank minesapintthanks
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14 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
Pooja l
22 November 2016|
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Response from Westonsupermackem | Reviewed this property |
The walk around Tarn Howes takes about an hour. The path is very good and there's plenty of parking. If you have a car suggest you take the ferry across Windermere to Hawkeshead. There are some nice pubs and cafes. From... More