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Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows


Tarn Hows is a stunning local beauty spot, artificially made in the 19th Century by joining 3 tarns together. In 1929 it was bought by Beatrix Potter who sold it to the National Trust. There is a 1.5 mile, level footpath around the tarn and two mobility scooters for less-able visitors to use to get around the Tarn.


Free entry


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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Tarn Hows Main Car Park,
Nr Coniston,
LA21 8


Plan route to Tarn Hows using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 301975  Lat: 54.36864 Long: -3.07599

Approach from Coniston in south and Ambleside in north on A593. Tarn Hows is 1 mile off B5285, Coniston to Hawkshead road. Grid reference: SD 326 995.
Acessible on the X30 bus route.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport

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