Tarn Hows and Coniston

Majestic views and peaceful walks in beautiful countryside

Tarn Hows and Coniston

Things to see and do 

Nearby

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

Guided Walks

Wed 23 Aug 2017
11:00-14:00
Get off the beaten track with volunteer Terry as he leads you on a guided walk through the special landscape and habitats of the Tarn Hows area.

Beatrix Potter's Landscape Cruise and Walk

Thu 21 Sep 2017
11:00-16:15
Enjoy a cruise and guided walk with our local volunteer Ranger - a lovely chance to hear the story of Beatrix Potter and her Coniston connections and the impact of her legacy on the nation.
Tarn Hows and Coniston

Our work

Black and white photo of Tarn Hows in the 1950s

James Garth Marshall's vision for Tarn Hows 

We are doing some work to restore elements of the designed landscape at Tarn Hows.

Conservation around Coniston

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An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.

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.