Tarn Hows

Walking down to Tarn Hows from the car park

Walking down to Tarn Hows from the car park

Route Information

Distance: 2 miles

Time: 1 hour

Grade: Easy

Tarn Hows is a lovely circular walk amongst the trees and following the waters edge around the tarn.  It is also popular with other dogs and their humans. We parked at the National Trust car park (pay and display – members free).  Make sure you get your humans to take your lead, as between two gates is a cattle grazing area.

We walked the path opposite the car park into Tarn Hows.  The downhill path heads towards the lake, where I let my fur down and had a paddle.

View through woodland to the tarn

View through woodland to the tarn

We went through the gate on the left and followed the gentle hills through the woods, keeping the tarn on the right.  After passing through a second gate (at this point my humans put the lead on – got to follow the doggy rules!), we followed the well-marked path round and crossed a footbridge.  It’s worth noting the stunning views across the tarn.

Stunning views across the tarn

Stunning views across the tarn

Me and Tarn Hows

Me and Tarn Hows

After passing through a further gate, we rambled up the path on the right and then the path on the left back to the car park.

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Path returning to car park

A walk I would recommend if your are looking for a short circular!

Useful resources to check out:

National Trust

*waggy tail*

Ruby x

 

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