After our rather challenging Helvellyn hike the day before, we decided on a more sedate outing last Sunday. We were really keen to get out and see some of the Autumn colours, have a little wander and try to ease our aches. We didn’t quite manage the latter, but we did get to see some beautiful scenery.
Tarn Hows, near Coniston, is a popular spot, one might even call it touristy, however I’m not snobby. There’s a reason why places are popular, and it’s usually that they’re worth seeing. If you don’t like sharing your walk I suggest you get there early.
There are paths all around the tarn-or lake- making it an easily accessible walk. It’s also possible to hire an all-terrain mobility scooter, although this needs to be done in advance.
Our leisurely stroll of just under two miles was just what we needed. It was a dull day, but there was still plenty of colour to admire.
We were also lucky enough to meet some of the Belted Galloways who graze the land around Tarn Hows.
There were several more hiding amongst the bracken. I’m not really a fan of cows, but these were very cute!
After our walk we headed back to the car to start our journey home, just hoping that our legs would still work after the long drive.