A picturesque tarn set partly amongst beautiful oaks, ash, and evergreen pine trees. The native Herdwick and the Galloway cows roam and graze freely around the tarn. You can walk right around it, or bike along the path too, with longer routes to follow in the area. The circular path around the tarn is approx 1 3/4 miles around and is very accessible including wheelchair access. An ideal short family walk. You can walk here from Coniston Or Hawkshead as it is situated between these two Lakeland villages, but there is a large car park (though it does get busy at peak times) on the site where the tarn lies with public toilets.
A perfect picnic place with beautiful views of the central and western fells towering above the treetops.
Beatrix Potter left Tarn Hows to the National Trust in her will.