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Tarn Hows, Coniston

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Historic Walking Area · Water Body
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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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  • Had a wonderful time at Tarn Hows yesterday, lovely walk round the lake, yes alot of trees are down from recent storms, but it was still very nice . 
    Had a wonderful time at Tarn Hows yesterday, lovely walk round the lake, yes alot of trees are down from recent storms, but it was still very nice .  more »
  • A well sign posted walk round the Tarn on a good divined path. Lot of storm damage to trees making very dramatic in places. A beautiful clean Tarn, well looked after. Car park not large but well laid....  more
    A well sign posted walk round the Tarn on a good divined path. Lot of storm damage to trees making very dramatic in places. A beautiful clean Tarn, well looked after. Car park not large but well laid....  more »
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  • Beautiful place for a walk whatever the weather.
  • Stunning location

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