Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows

Southern Lake District

Route: Tarn Hows

Area: Southern Lake District

Date of walk: 25th October 2013

Walkers: Andrew and David

Distance: 6.3 miles

Ascent: 800 feet

We parked in the National Trust car park at Tom Gill and walked up along the gill past some attractive waterfalls. This took us to Tarn Hows, which looked stunning in the autumn conditions

We walked round the tarn and then into woodland. At Boon Crag Farm we made a short diversion to see the head of Coniston Water, then retraced our steps back to the farm

The return leg via Yewdale and through Tarn Hows Wood was beautiful

The weather forecast had been for rain in the morning, with a 3-4 hour interval of clear weather, followed by more rain. We based our walk on this prediction and it was spot on – by the time we got back to the car it was pouring. Thanks to the weatherman we’d enjoyed a walk in stunning surroundings and managed to keep dry

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