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Tarn Hows, Coniston

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Historic Walking Area · Water Body
One of the most visited spots in the area, Tarn Hows consists of three lakes joined together in the 19th century in order to supply water to a local sawmill. During the height of the tourist season, the area gets packed with visitors who come here to enjoy the views of the Helvellyn Range and the Langdale Pikes. A series of trails lead through thick woodlands, noted for a wide variety of native plants and animals. You can walk or cycle along a path encircling the tarn, or use this spot as the beginning of your adventure further into the Lake District. Pack a picnic lunch, put on your favorite hiking shoes, charge your camera battery, and enjoy a relaxing day in the great outdoors. Plan to visit Tarn Hows during your Coniston vacation using our convenient Coniston trip planner.
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  • Nice short walk around the tarn on a wide gravel path. Ideal for young kids and prams. The views across the tarn and valley are outstanding. The only down side is its popularity. If you want a...  more »
  • Beautiful easy walk, very flat and level with gorgeous views. I brought some family who aren't used to walking and they managed really well. We also saw families with prams and/or small children get.....  more »
  • Ran round it today while taking part in coniston marathon what a beautiful place xx will be back with family definitely xx
  • Beautiful day love this place firba nice relaxing walk great views as well

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