GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tarn Hows

2 miles (3.5 km)

This popular beauty spot is perfect for a peaceful walk in beautiful surroundings. The area is run by the National Trust and consists of a large picturesquetarn surrounded by woodland. There are well surfaced tracks taking you around the tarn and into the woodland. From the high points there are lovely views of the Lake District Mountains and the surrounding countryside. On a clear day you can see Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag and Dove Crag.
The Cumbria Way long distance walk runs through Tarn Hows. You could pick this up to continue your walk towards Colwith Force Waterfall and Elterwater (north) or head south to Coniston. Also nearby is the wonderful Grizedale Forest with numerous walking and cycling trails to enjoy.
The route below starts from the car park and takes you around the tarn in an anti-clockwise direction.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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