A Winter Walk at Tarn Hows

A much loved favourite for locals and visitors, this natural beauty spot looked even more picturesque with a dusting of snow.


Tarn How’s is situated 2 miles from Coniston and 1.5 miles from Hawkshead, over looked by the Yewdale fells. Tarn How’s is a very popular visitor destination for tourists and locals alike, it’s an easy 1.8-mile circular walk around the now one tarn. Some may not realise that Tarn How’s used to be made up of three smaller tarns called high, middle and low tarn. In 1929 the area came up for sale and was bought by Beatrix Potter, who left it to the National Trust in her will.


Having visited Tarn Hows many times as a young child with family and school it was nice return and appreciate the views and beautiful place we live.

Tarn How is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District as it’s back drop is fantastic. The short walk takes you on a gravel path around the walk, through woodland and past the local Belted Galloway cattle.

This tranquil beauty spot now owned by the National Trust has toilets and a car park. For lesser able visitors, mobility scooters are available for pre-booking through the National Trust.

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