To access the walk from the car park, you can turn right out of the car park and follow the path leading to the tarn.
The walk around the lake can be done both clock wise or anti clockwise and is just under 2 miles all the way around the lake.
The path is suitable for both wheelchair and pushchair users as the surface is fairly smooth made up of small stones and dust. There are plenty of benches and viewpoints throughout the walk around the lake and offers breath-taking views of the Coniston Hills and Langdale Pikes.
Map of the walking route around Tarn Hows Lake
Circular walk around the whole lake
Suitable for – All ages
Walking Distance – 1.8 miles or 3.2 km which is the circular path around the lake. Please refer to the customised Google map created by ViewBritain further below.
Shorter walk around Tarn Hows
Distance of the walk – 0.5 miles or 0.75 km linear straight path by the lake
Start and end point: It is a circular walk and the end point is the car park.
Disabled access: The shorter walk is suitable for wheelchair users and there is also a disabled parking area from where just less than 450 yards walk leads to a bench with spectacular views from a planned view point.
Facilities: There are also baby changing facilities in Tarn Hows car park
For detailed directions on how to get to Tarn Hows you can click here: https://viewbritain.com/england/tarn-hows/#Getting_to_Tarn_Hows_by_car
Tarn Hows Lake Facts
Where – Lake District National Park
Lake surface area – 0.15 sq. km
Height above sea level – 180 metres
Lake type – Artificial
Length at longest – 970m approx.
Maximum Width – 255m approx.
Walking route around Tarn Hows – 1.8 miles
Number of Islands – 5
Directions and Transport
By car – Search for “54.386587, -3.038505” on www.google.com 1 mile of B5285 road
By bus – 505 bus from Hawkshead towards to Coniston
Nearest Train Stations –
Ulverston 15 miles
Windermere Station 12 miles