Tarn Hows and Coniston

Majestic views and peaceful walks in beautiful countryside

Tarn Hows and Coniston

Things to see and do 


Film boats moored on the East shore of Coniston

Step on to the set of Swallows & Amazons 

See the real places where the new film was made.

Tarn Hows and Coniston

What's on

Upcoming events

Nature discovery trail

Sat 21 Jul 2018
Leap into action at Tarn Hows. Discover fantastic feathered friends and monstrous mini beasts on our new accessible nature discovery trail.

Guided walks

Wed 25 Jul 2018
Let our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers take you on an adventure off the beaten track every Wednesday from May at Tarn Hows.

Family activity day

Wed 01 Aug 2018
At Hoathwaite campsite, join the rangers as they team up with Conserving Coniston & Crake for a day of freshwater fun for all the family on the edge of Coniston Water.

Valley walk - exclusively for Heritage Open Day

Thu 13 Sep 2018
To celebrate Heritage Open Day, this walk goes through the much-loved Little Langdale valley, with its reminders of the Lake District's industrial heritage amongst beautiful mountain views, and finishes at the new hydro scheme in Greenburn beck.
Tarn Hows and Coniston

Our work

Conservation around Coniston


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.