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Walking from Tarn Hows

June 10, 2013

And the good weather is still lasting in the Lake District.Tarn Hows Walk 015

Yesterday we did a pleasant ramble of several miles around Tarn Hows and Coniston on another grand Lakeland day.

Firstly a mile circuit of the tarn itself,before heading down the Cumbria Way through Tarn Hows Wood to Low Yewdale Farm. The path through the woods was particularly fine, with excellent views over the Yewdale Fells, with Wetherlam and Coniston Old Man in the distance. There were lots of fresh bluebells in the wood, a really special sight as this spring seems to linger into summer.

Low Yewdale farm was the inspiration for Dixon’s Farm in Arthur Ransome‘s Swallows and Amazons novels – Ransome used to camp nearby as a young man.

Then down the Cumbria Way into Coniston itself.

Then around the head of Coniston Water and back through the Hill Fell woods back to Tarn Hows. A steep climb but wonderful stretches of woodland.

This is another very enjoyable walk through the foothills of the Lake District. Recommended!

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  1. June 14, 2013 1:13 am

    Lovely photo. I keep meaning to put a post out where I have a comparison of lovely warm-weather Tarn Hows photos and their corresponding full snow conditions winter ones.

    And yes, the summer weather is persisting in the Lakes isn’t it – shame it wasn’t in Scotland last week! 😦

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