Tarn Hows

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Date of travel

May, 2017

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The last time I was at “Tarn Hows”:https://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/tarn-hows/ was in August of 1976 and there had been a drought so the water level was very low. My visit this year, with the same aunt and uncle, was a little different. It was still a warm day, even though it was May, but the water level was up high again. We parked in the far car park and found an ice cream van on our way to the walking path. Lovely; just what we needed to set us up on our walk around the Tarns!

We walked counter-clock-wise from the parking lot. Unlike “Coniston”:https://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/review?id=175776, where we had been earlier in the afternoon, the path here is level and maintained so is accessible by wheelchair. Maybe that is why it is so popular. Or maybe it is because it is such a picturesque spot where you have water, hills and trees. In any case, there were many more people walking on this path than we encountered in Coniston. There were many families out enjoying the lovely weather. I don’t remember the path being so civilized 40 years ago.

The path around the tarns is 1.5 miles and makes for a nice stroll, especially in dry conditions. It is also a lovely spot for a picnic.

Denise Bridge

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