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Tarn Hows, Coniston

4.8
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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4.9
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  • Beautiful place, especially with the sun shining. Car park was busy with an ice cream van. Took a picnic and sat on the grass taking in the lovely view. Wife and daughter walked around the tarn while....  more »
  • Well maintained and marked paths, gentle climbs well for the Lakes. There are a number of local walks ranging in both length and demand  more »
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  • 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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