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

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Look carefully for the clues in nature as you make your way around the tarn to win your Cadbury chocolate treat.

Horse-logging demonstration

Wed 04 Apr 2018
Learn more about this traditional working practice by watching the horses at work and chat to our rangers about the exciting Tarn Hows Project.

Guided walks

Wed 02 May 2018
Let our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers take you on an adventure off the beaten track every Wednesday from May at Tarn Hows.
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


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.