Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows Walk

As one of the most visited and picturesque places to experience in the Lake District, Tarn Hows is a beautiful lake nestled deep in the Cumbrian countryside and a National Trust-protected gem.

Walk the banks of Tarn Hows and its surrounding landscapes for an unforgettable experience.

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This Lake District National Park walk provides a smooth, stone and dust path surface, making it perfect for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Please note: There are a few small parts within the route where there is a steep incline.

The Tarn Hows walk is a circular route, providing a beautiful spot from which to explore the Lakes. This route is great for wildlife spotting, as well as those in pursuit of a route for running and hiking, with plenty of scenery to soak in along the way.

Tarn Hows is a beautiful spot to appreciate the Lake District, while a slight detour can also be made to see the National Trust owned Rose Castle itself.


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  • Dogs on lead
  • Child-friendly
  • Pram friendly
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Running
  • Birdwatching

Dog Friendly

Dog’s are permitted on the route, however require a lead or harness.


The walk around Tarn Hows is great for bird watching and discovering other wildlife.

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