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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.
Autumn's the perfect time to enjoy a Great British Walk at Tarn Hows with views across the Lakes from our accessible circular path. James Garth Marshall designed the tarns and the local landscape in the mid-1800s, and the trees he planted then give us a rich palette of autumn colour today.
Wrap up warm and make the most of the crisp autumn days!
We're really keen that as many people as possible can get round the tarn to enjoy it; if you're less mobile then you can use our Tramper for free. The Tramper is an off-road mobility scooter with handle bar steering and controls.