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Tarn Hows, Coniston

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Water Body · Historic Walking Area
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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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  • Dropped down from Tom Heights to Tarn Howes.Lots of storm felled trees added to the drama. Beautiful weather had drawn the crowds but there was room for all. Welcome stop at the national trust... 
    Dropped down from Tom Heights to Tarn Howes.Lots of storm felled trees added to the drama. Beautiful weather had drawn the crowds but there was room for all. Welcome stop at the national trust...  more »
  • My favourite lake in the Lake District, absolutely beautiful walk perfect at sunset. A great way to spend an hour or so 
    My favourite lake in the Lake District, absolutely beautiful walk perfect at sunset. A great way to spend an hour or so  more »
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  • Lovely place for a gentle walk. Really sad to see so many trees down following the storms
  • Beautiful scenery easy walk from hawkshead with a path around the tarn

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