How to get here

By train

Windermere train station 12 miles and Ulverston train station 15 miles.

By road

Approach from Coniston in south and Ambleside in north on A593. Tarn Hows is 1 mile off B5285, Coniston to Hawkshead road, well-signed.

Parking: Glen Mary OL7:321998; Blea Tarn 90:NY295043

By foot

Coniston village to Tarn Hows is a 2 mile walk via a choice of good paths including the Cumbria Way. There are also routes from Hawkshead into this area.

By ferry

The National Trust's rebuilt historic Steam Yacht Gondola stops at Monk Coniston Jetty, Saturday and Sunday, Apr-Oct, weather permitting. Last sailing at 4pm. The Cross Lakes Experience, a boat-bus-boat link from Bowness on the east shore of Windermere, via Hill Top and Hawkshead, to Monk Coniston, Tarn Hows and Coniston Pier

By bus

from Windermere to Coniston

By cycle

Cycle tracks can be found along the west shore of Coniston Water and from Coniston to Tarn Hows. For more information on cycling in the area please see our Things to see & do page

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    Tarn Hows by bus (seasonal)

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      Find out about the seasonal bus service to Tarn Hows

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    Tarn Hows

    Situated in the countryside just a few miles from Coniston village, you can arrive by car, bus (seasonal), on foot or by bike.