12 photos that capture the true beauty of Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows by Tony Singleton

Tarn Hows by Tony Singleton - Credit: Archant

Is this the most beautiful spot in the whole of the Lake District?

The Lake District is a national park and World Heritage Site for many reasons, it’s a place of stunning beauty that attracts people from all over the world, all year round.

But what is the most beautiful spot in the Lake District? Is it the view from the bench at Friars Crag on Derwentwater? Or the one of the Kirkstone Pass near Brotherswater?

For many people, it’s the pretty little spot near Coniston around Tarn Hows, so much so that it is one of the most visited locations in the Lake District.

You get a bit of everything here, you’re surrounded by thick woodland with the backdrop of the Helvellyn range and the Langdale Pikes and of course the body of water that originally contained three much smaller tarns, Low Tarn, Middle Tarn and High Tarn.

Much of the area was originally owned by Beatrix Potter before a section of it was bought by the National Trust in the 1930s and the remaining part was donated by the famous author.

The site was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1965 and the National Trust still maintain the area to this day.

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