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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
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All reviews lovely walk car park national trust an ice cream van easy walk mobility scooter gentle walk takes about an hour lake district short walk beautiful spot stunning views toilet facilities nt members monk coniston round the lake two hours
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked around here on a glorious winter afternoon. The views are stunning. Also great was so many pathways for those with walking difficulties or in wheel chairs. There are also aspects of clambering over hills and rocks for the adventurous. Overall a great location...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GGGang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the lakes, this has to be one of the most lovely short circular walks in the area. You can park at the NT car park, where there are toilets, and do a full 1.6 mile circular walk. The path is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank alisdairt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tarn Hows is a lovely spot to walk around the water with everyone else but perhaps best enjoyed off the beaten track with walks down towards Coniston and Yew Fell

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidhanson50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early if its a nice day and you want a parking space. You can take a pushchair as its quite a flat path- the water is often very still and like a mirror - mountain scenes without the fag of a climb

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GlinysW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and I went early knowing it was Christmas . We had a lovely walk but returned to carpark chaos and some very angry people demanding spaces because of their national trust member ship 😬😣 Thewalk is great for little ones and nice and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JennaL154
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tarn Hows is a small lake north of Coniston Water that provides the opportunity for beautiful walks of 45 min or much more if you prefer. The perspective changes as you walk around the tarn and provides more variation than you would have thought. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Stillrovin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first tranquil water we came to and a short walk also available up black Riggs. There was a chance to load up with food and have a picnic and a sit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Been a few times. Any time of year, if the sun makes an appearance it's always gorgeous here. Bit of a climb up from Mary Bridge car park. Don't take the left fork half way up, it goes no where. Right fork looks like it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank StuartR1784
NTSouthLakes, Visitor Experience Officer at Tarn Hows, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review Tarn Hows. It's a lovely walk from Glen Mary car park to Tarn Hows, but if you are after a more gentle walk, then parking at the main Tarn Hows car park is a good idea. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We did a lovely walking trail at Tarn How around the Lake in the winter. It's a beautiful area for a walk and great for photography.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BForest
NTSouthLakes, Visitor Experience Officer at Tarn Hows, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

It sounds like you had a lovely time, thanks for taking the time to review. Do come and visit again!

Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Although there are paths around the Tarn suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, there is so much more to explore. Small islands, lake side paddling and hills and trees to climb meant it was paradise for my four intrepid grandchildren. Perhaps a bigger car park would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank avidtraveller-Pen
NTSouthLakes, Visitor Experience Officer at Tarn Hows, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thanks for your review, we are glad that both you and the grandchildren enjoyed Tarn Hows. We defiantly encourage explorers! Just so you, the tarn is a Site of Special Scientific Interest so swimming and paddling isn't allowed, plus it's full of leeches! We are...More

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rob432016
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
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andilis10
14 September 2017|
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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
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