How to get here
Windermere train station 12 miles and Ulverston train station 15 miles.
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
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.
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
from Windermere to Coniston
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
Tarn Hows by bus (seasonal)
About the bus service
Find out about the seasonal bus service to Tarn Hows
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