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Majestic views and peaceful walks in beautiful countryside
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 Galloway cattle and sturdy Herdwick sheep grazing by the tarn.
Tarn Hows is located in the low level hills between the villages of Coniston and Hawkshead and is ideal for a walk or cycle trip from either. It's a favourite with both regular and first-time visitors to the area and is popular with artists and photographers who love the setting and the views.
We're really keen that as many people as possible can get around the tarn to enjoy it; regardless of age or your ability. So if you are less mobile then you can use our Tramper; an off-road mobility scooter.
The Tramper is easy to use, with handle bar steering and controls, and is free to use for those who would like a little help to get around. We have two to borrow; please book in advance.
We have a new Explorer Trail at Tarn Hows to help families get the most out of their visit and so children can tick off some '50 things' activities.
Tarn Hows is the perfect place to build a den, climb a tree, hunt for bugs and go bird watching...so what are you waiting for? Pick up a leaflet from the rangers in the car park and get going!