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Tom Heights and Tarn Hows from Coniston
Introduction to Walk 1761

Photo from the walk - Tom Heights and Tarn Hows from Coniston

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres

Time - 3 hours 50 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

An excellent Lake District walk that includes many of the scenic highlights to the north of Coniston village. For many Tarn Hows epitomises the many characters of the Lakeland landscape with rocky outcrops and a beautiful tarn. A short ascent to the summit of Tom Heights provides an wonderful panorama over the area and fells. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1217
Dow Crag & the Old Man of Coniston
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3028
Tarn Hows & Tom Gill from Coniston
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3220
Wetherlam from Coniston by Red Dell
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

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1.0 miles / 1.6 km away
Coniston's Magnificent Seven
Grade - hard
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km
Walk 3110
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
The Old Man of Coniston & Dow Crag from Torver
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2033
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
Wetherlam from Tilberthwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3320
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
A Grizedale Tarn circular
Grade - easy
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 3410
3.1 miles / 5.0 km away
Latterbarrow from Hawkshead
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3508
3.6 miles / 5.8 km away
The Crinkle Crags from Wrynose Pass
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Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1134
3.8 miles / 6.0 km away
Wetherlam and The Carrs from Little Langdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.8 miles / 17.5 km
Walk 2270
3.8 miles / 6.0 km away
Tilberthwaite and Holme Fell from Little Langdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1058
4.1 miles / 6.5 km away
Beacon Fell & Beacon Tarn circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1124
4.2 miles / 6.6 km away
Beacon Tarn & The Beacon, near Torver
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

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