A guide to Tarn Hows holiday cottages

A guide to Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows is one of the most popular waters with visitors to the Lake District National Park. It lies between Hawkshead and Coniston, and is simply sign posted ‘The Tarns’, a title probably harking back to when there were a number of smaller tarns nearby called Coniston Monk tarns.

Tarn Hows

Around 75 years ago a local landowner built a dam and turned the marshy land into the one, larger water. About half a mile long, it is surrounded by rising fell and woodland with an easy path all the way around its edge inspiring many a day out for all. Tracks lead off up through the wooded fell side where a short easy climb will reward you with fine views of the outlying hills and mountain.

Explore and ponder, then go yonder

Explore the spurs that jut out into the water which make a nice place to rest for a picnic. The round route can be completed within an hour, but this is a place to ponder and prolong the pleasure. Tarn Hows is close to the Drunken Duck Inn if you fancy a spot of lunch after your walk.

We have some lovely holiday cottages around Tarn Hows. Please visit our collection to feel inspired.

Three Springs, a gorgeous cottage in Coniston
Three Springs, a gorgeous cottage in Coniston



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