Tarn Hows

It was Wednesday morning and we decided on another walk. This made it 4 walks in 4 days for me, which was nice! We only wanted a short walk as we had visitors to meet at lunchtime, however we had done all the obvious ones around Keswick. We decided on a longer drive but a nice short walk which would fit the bill. Tarn Hows is always busy, and I would always recommend an early start as the car park gets rammed very quickly. We crossed fingers for the promised sunshine, but again we were let down, still its a lovely spot and its somewhere I have in mind for a sunset/evening walk next summer when we stay in Coniston. If you come, do so when the sun is out and the crowds haven’t arrived, it’ll be lovely

Start – National Trust car park
Route – Clockwise around the tarn
Distance –  1.5 miles    Start time – 10.45am     Time taken –  1 hr      Highest Point – N/A
Weather – Grey skies and quieter at the far end of the tarn

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Tarn Hows

A wider view

Its not a long walk around, in fact if you were in a rush you could be back in the car in 30 minutes. If you fancy lengthening the walk then once you get to this spot at the far end of the tarn you hop over the stile behind me and head for Black Fell

I quite liked how the trees were silhouetted against the brightening sky

I think these are belted galloway cattle. Whatever they are they were making a right racket. At one point I mentioned that they sounded like the long necked dinosaurs (Brachiosaurus??) in the Jurassic Park film

On the path back

This is probably the best viewpoint here, with Tarn Hows backed by Wetherlam and what would be The Old Man of Coniston, on the left, if the cloud had not been down

Nearly back now and the Langdales come into view in the far distance

The phone camera does a decent job on the zoom to pick out the Langdale Pikes

And to finish a final shot of Wetherlam


2 thoughts on “Tarn Hows

    • I’ve been going to Lakeland for the last 10 years now, probably racked up 25 visits in that time and I have to say I’ve only had loud down completely obscuring the view on 6 summits (Great Mell Fell, Skiddaw, Robinson, High raise, Loadpot Hill and wether Hill). The rest I’ve had views, the same as the low level walks I’ve done

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