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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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  • We went there on a cloudy day, so couldn't enjoy the views to their full potential. Its a good stroll around the lake.  more »
  • This is a beautiful tranquil place with a 1.75 mile walk around the tarn. Good pathways are in place, so a relatively level steady walk. I am a fisherman and rate this as probably the best scenic lake...  more »
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  • Amazing place. I went when it was raining a little foggy and it was still such a great view and a good place to go. Very peaceful and would definitely recommend if you have not been before.
  • Superb walk, especially after lunch at the nearby Drunken Duck. Scenery is magnificent and the walk is healthy without endangering those us a little out of shape. A must visit.
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