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Tarn Hows

| Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ, England
+44 15394 41456
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Stunning Tarn Hows offers an accessible circular (1¾ miles) walk through beautiful countryside with majestic mountain views. A great place to walk and picnic, or to begin your wider Lake District countryside adventure. There are also rare Belted Galloway cattle and sturdy Herdwick sheep grazing by the tarn. There is a mobility scooter available for use for those who are less able to get around the Tarn.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“car park” (238 reviews)
“national trust” (132 reviews)
“lovely walk” (89 reviews)
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| Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ, England
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"car park"
in 238 reviews
"national trust"
in 132 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 89 reviews
"an ice cream van"
in 33 reviews
"easy walk"
in 49 reviews
"gentle walk"
in 35 reviews
"mobility scooter"
in 14 reviews
"lake district"
in 85 reviews
"takes about an hour"
in 12 reviews
"short walk"
in 44 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 22 reviews
"stunning views"
in 48 reviews
"autumn colours"
in 11 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 19 reviews
"nt members"
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"monk coniston"
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"round the lake"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a lovely tarn a bit out of the way but still quite popular so the car park was quite full. It’s national trust so parking free if you are a member. There is a car park at Glen Mary a bit further on and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Most beautiful picturesque spot I’ve been to to date! Lovely lady from National Forest helped us from where to start and how to move the wandering mild mannered cows. The walk was easy for anyone to do, whatever their physicality was - good for wheelchair...More

Thank Jeanine N
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful National Trust property. Well maintained and relatively easy walk of just under 2 miles. Mobility Scooters available to book. The views are spectacular.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tarn Hows is a lovely easy walk around a beautiful Tarn on good paths. A brisk walk will see you around in less than hour. There is excellent (pay and display) car parking (and usually an Ice cream van). If you want to make a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well it's free to walk around and to park if member of National Trust. Lovely way to spend an hr or so walking around lake. Picnic spots and seating available. Bit uneven in places.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just beautiful. You can't help to enjoy the walk around the lakes perimeter. The colours of the trees and bushes, especially in autumn, are outstanding

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful site as part of a longer walk from Hawkshead. Clearly a well cared for part of the countryside making it a pleasure to visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the drive up the winding roads to the beautiful tarn howes great for people with mobility issues and the young people moaning about car park fees but I was happy to pay it for such a beautiful place

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holidaying in the Lake District whilst on crutches is very frustrating so how amazing to come across the NT loaning mobility scooters to enable people to access this beautiful spot. The friendly staff went through the instructions and I was off! Not everyone wants or...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good parking, free parking for National Trust members. £5 for 2 hours for others Very easy 1.9 mile walk around the Tarn. Good ice cream van in the car park We visited on a lovely day, it was delightful

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rob432016
April 10, 2018|
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Response from MarkandJulieDavis | Reviewed this property |
The path around the tarn is a well laid gravel path. I cannot remember any steps, so yes I would say so. Enjoy the views.
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andilis10
September 13, 2017|
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Response from NTSouthLakes | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Our Tarn Hows benches do take a bit of rough treatment from the elements, but are regularly inspected by our team of Rangers for safety and repaired throughout the year. If you do notice any... More
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