Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows

South Western Lake District

Route: Tarn Hows and Coniston

Area: South Western Lake District

Date of walk: 26th August 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 8.7 miles

Weather: Cloudy with bright spells, improving, strong winds

Tarn Hows and Coniston are two contrasting bodies of water – the former is a small reservoir and the latter is the 3rd largest lake in the district

I parked in the National Trust car park at Glen Mary and followed the path uphill beside Tom Gill

The waterfalls were in good form as a result of some torrential rain earlier in the day. At the top of the climb I emerged onto the footpath which encircles Tarn Hows – a popular place thanks to its beauty and accessibility

After walking round the tarn there followed a very short road section before I joined a path leading through woodland to Coniston Water. I walked round the head of the lake and then into the vlllage before joining the Cumbria Way, which took me through some beautiful countryside back to the start

It was a wonderful low level walk (though it involved about 1,200 feet of ascent) and I’d happily repeat it tomorrow

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