This post is part of a series about the Lake District, Cumbria, England. For those who have missed the first parts:
– Part 1: Hiking in lake district, from Rydal to the top of Loughrigg Fell
– Part 2: A taste of Iceland… in the middle of the Lake District
– Part 3: Chasing the sheep in Grasmere (among other things)
Tarn Hows is situated at the North East of Coniston, in the Central part of the Lake District. It’s a very popular destination as it is quite picturesque. It is possible to walk aournd the tarn, or just enjoy the views from one of the viewpoints. Without knowing its existence, it could be easily missed. The lady at the b&b recommended us the visit and we are very grateful :-)
When we arrived in Tarn Hows that morning, it was pouring down. Yep, it wasn’t going to be a great day. We tried to get out of the car to take a few pictures of this supposed amazing place, but we ended up completely drenched in less than two minutes. We had to be realistic, it was not going to be very pleasant to go out under so much wind and rain.
We sought refuge inside of the car, and looked at the map of the region. This walk wasn’t going to happen. We decided instead to go Grasmere ! It sounded better… maybe we could find a nice café over there… The drive took us through a beautiful valley and close to Lake Windermere.
After our little exploration of grasmere, (in details in the previous post), we realized that the weather has improved a lot and decided to go back to Tarn hows. This place is known to be a hidden gem and people are praising its beauty. So we were curious to see it under much favorable conditions !
That was such a good decision to go back, otherwise we would have missed this incredible view !!
There are two parking as you can see in the picture below. I recommend stopping at the disable parking to get a wonderful view before going to the regular car park.
Places are never the same twice, changing with time of day, weather and season :-) I’m sure you’ve already experienced that during one of your travel experiences !
We ended the day by eating some food at the pub close to our b&b.