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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 today via mobile

Beautiful walk with family around the water. Needed our walking boots as it was a bit muddy. Many dogs enjoying swimming and running around!

Thank Edwards2725
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family enjoyed a very pleasent couple of hours walking round Tarn Hows. We were initially put off by the busyness of the car park. But the walk is long enough to not feel busy and crowded at all. We all loved it.

Thank EcoMog
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited recently always a favourite place to visit in the lakes. Paid £5 for the car park but it's national trust and keeps the up keep so don't mind. Walked all the way around, brilliant peaceful and clean. Would be accessible for an electric wheelchair...More

Thank charlotte c
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our son age 12 thinks this is the most beautiful place in England he has ever visited. I would have to agree.

1  Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 3 days ago

🌄A very beautiful area where you can easily follow the walk on the well-maintained path around the lake or to use footpaths to explore further. The views are picturesque as you are quite high up. I would definitely recommend this if you are looking for...More

Thank 210clare
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s been a considerable number of years since I last visited Tarn Howes having walked around it with the in laws and their dogs many times when I was courting my husband. This time we were looking for a walk that we might be able...More

1  Thank Jotidaza
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to this place is beautiful, although some of it is along very narrow B roads. Once you get to the car park the walk is clearly signposted with a wide track all round. The walk is suitable for those with small children and...More

1  Thank Travelogo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic day. A clear day cooler than the previous weeks which made the walk from Coniston perfect. What a stunning location.

1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A big claim, but whatever the season Tarn Hows delights and provides a sensory treat of impossibly beautiful views, fragrant foliage and the relaxing sounds of nature. All this and a circular gravel-covered path that our trusty wheelchair with mountain bike tyres can handle with...More

Thank brynsdad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely morning walk at Tarn How with my partner, two teenager daughters and dog. Park cost £5 for two hours, we followed the path around the lake, also did the walk down to waterfalls which was lovely. Whilst walking we spotted a dear...More

1  Thank SharonaNel
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11 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
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