Tarn Hows and Coniston

Important notice -

Unfortunately, due to a yellow weather warning for high winds, the guided walk at Tarn Hows on Wednesday, 19 September, has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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

Guided walks

Wed 26 Sep 2018
Let our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers take you on an adventure off the beaten track every Wednesday from May at Tarn Hows.

Nature discovery trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Leap into action at Tarn Hows. Discover fantastic feathered friends and monstrous mini beasts on our new accessible nature discovery trail.
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.