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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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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 2 days ago

This is a very popular tourist spot and you need to get here early in the day if the weather is good as parking can be difficult. We parked at the bottom car park run by the national trust (free for members) and walked up...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank trudyballard
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked here from Coniston, but fully accessible if you drive to it. Loved the quiet and landscape reflected in the tarn

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RomanMatt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We selected this walk do it wouldn’t be too challenging for young children but ended up taking the first path off to the left to see the waterfalls! We had to clamber over rocks and through a kissing gate but worth preserving as there are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 481kathryn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a walk around Tarn Hows as part of the National Trust Monk Coniston circular walk. We were lucky as the weather was perfect however this did mean that the tarn was quite busy as there is a car park there and many people...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TrailBlazer107491
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very picturesque lake that is relatively easy to walk around. I've visited twice on sunny February days and loved it. There are free toilets which is useful, but not much in the way of catering (although may be different in high season).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rainy day in March and as we'd planned to start our break in Tarn Hows, we carried on regardless. First half low down by the woods, a bit exposed higher up on the way back. We couldn't stop to fully enjoy the views but it's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RazzyBthefirst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant walk around the lake. A little tame for older teenagers but great for 12 and under. Walk up from NT Glen Mary car Park - SUPERB😁

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mhubbs46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a fairly hard walk on Saturday a few of us decided to rest up on Sunday. So a leisurely walk around the lake was ideal. It is a shame that the Larch is being attacked by disease and a large number are being felled...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bequeathed to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter, the circular walk around Tarn Hows offers a panoramic view of beautiful wooded countryside, magnificent hills and valleys, and the glistening waters of the tarns.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank borrum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great short walk with young children, buggy friendly and great views! Free parking if you are a member of national trust.

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 10, 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
September 13, 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