Tarn Hows and Coniston

Important notice -

Belted Galloway cattle graze at Tarn Hows for nature conservation. They are docile and will remain calm as you walk by. Please ensure dogs are on leads at all times.

Majestic views and peaceful walks in beautiful countryside

Tarn Hows and Coniston

Things to see and do

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Active outdoors for everyone at Tarn Hows

The Lakes has everything you need to get active outdoors and at Tarn Hows we're proud to offer the Tramper mobility scooters to give those who might need it a little extra help to get around the tarn.

A Lake District gem for everyone

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Tarn Hows and Coniston

What's on

Upcoming events

Nature Discovery Trail

Sun 21 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
Explore Tarn Hows with all your senses as you encounter tremendous trees and monstrous mini beasts to win a crafty prize on our self-led nature discovery trail.

Free Guided Walks on a Wednesday

Wed 24 Jul 2019
11:00-14:00
"Tarn Hows and Glen Mary: Evolution of the Landscape". Join our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers on a walk of exploration around the area of Tarn Hows.

Family activity day

Wed 31 Jul 2019
10:00-15:00
Join our National Trust rangers at Hoathwaite campsite as they team up with South Cumbria Rivers Trust for a free day of freshwater fun for all the family on the edge of Coniston Water.

Free Guided Walks on a Wednesday

Wed 31 Jul 2019
11:00-15:00
"Tarn Hows and Monk Coniston: Human Impact on a Changing Environment". Join our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers on a walk of exploration around the area of Tarn Hows.

Free Guided Walks on a Wednesday

Wed 07 Aug 2019
11:00-15:00
"Tarn Hows and Black Crag: Spectacular 360° views of Central Lakeland". Join our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers on a walk of exploration around the area of Tarn Hows.
Tarn Hows and Coniston

Our work

Conservation around Coniston

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Dry-stone wall restoration in Tilberthwaite complete thanks to Lakeland 100

Thanks to a generous donation from Lakeland 100, an ultra long distance trail run in the Lake District, we have been able to carry out some much needed repairs to ancient dry-stone walls and tracks in Tilberthwaite.

Tarn Hows and Coniston

Places to stay

Tarn Hows and Coniston

Get involved

Profile photo of Terry Davies in the Lake District

Volunteer Story: Terry Davies 

We're so grateful to have Terry as part of our team, he has been volunteering with us in the South Lakes for nearly 10 years.