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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.
Walking here is pretty special, especially at this time of year. Enjoy the colours of the changing season, with a Great British Walk in this glorious part of the Lakes.
Why not join one of our free guided walks every Wednesday at Tarn Hows too? Meet by the National Trust vehicle at 11am and 1.30pm, no need to book, just turn up.
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.