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.
Tours to Tarn Hows
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Beatrix Potter Afternoon Half Day Tour with Expert Guide- includes entrance fees
Tours from $95 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day with an Expert Guide - includes entrance fees
Tours from $95 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Beatrix Potter's Half Day Lake District Tour Including Lake Cruise
Duration: 4h 30min
Tours from $67 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Coniston and The Langdale Valley - Morning Half Day Tour
Tours from $70 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Beatrix Potter Full Day All Inclusive Tour Expert Guide
Duration: 8h 30min
Tours from $372 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert
Tours from $192 ›
Tarn Hows reviews
Very surprised to find a car park exclusive for disabled people. Disappointed to find myself discriminated against.
Very surprised to find a car park exclusive for disabled people. Disappointed to find myself discriminated against. more »
Nice place to visit for that chilled time We visit her on a regular basis and always find it pleasant and a recommended location, parking charges as always completely expensive. Take a snack and...
Nice place to visit for that chilled time We visit her on a regular basis and always find it pleasant and a recommended location, parking charges as always completely expensive. Take a snack and... more »
So beautiful. Don't be put off that it's artificial... I went hunting for a few tarns and was left underwhelmed. This place is stunning. You're not allowed to swim in there, however, did find a little spot to have a quick dip in. The water is so clear. It's not a challenging walk around, great on a sunny day.
Great National trust site. Great walk for all abilities. Good few different walks and paths. Beautiful views from all around. Parking can get busy. £5 for up to 2 hours. No card payment on machine but cab pay by card online. For ppl needing to hire a motorised scooter that's available aswell. Would recommend to anyone for some good clean fresh air.
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