Tarn Hows has been a hive of activity this summer. The bank holiday weekend was bursting with visitors
enjoying this classic Lakes spot and our
rangers and volunteers have been busy all summer setting up free activities for
all of our visitors to enjoy. From pond dipping to weekly guided walks, indoor
art to mini-beast hunts, learning how to weave hazel to whizzing around the
tarn on our balance bikes, lots of fun has been happening each week, come rain
By far the most popular activity that has taken place this
summer has been pond dipping. Families have been dipping into our tarn to see
what they could find and learned how to identify the aquatic life here. Water
beetles, water boatman, pond skaters and damselfly nymphs have been found in
abundance but our most popular find (if slightly off-putting) has been that of
many leeches found lurking at the bottom.
Visitors enjoying pond dipping at Tarn Hows
In addition, the use of our trampers has been ever more
popular which allow people of all abilities to enjoy a trip around the tarn. The
teddy-bear like Belted Galloways have of course proved popular with our
visitors as well as the odd sightings of red squirrels and even anotter!
Belted Galloways with a view over Wetherlam and Holme Fell
As for now, the flurry of visitors from the summer is
slowing down and it is now a great time of year to come and enjoy the range of
wildlife that can be seen around the tarn as the leaves turn into their autumn
colours. Tramper hire continues for the next few
months, just call the office to book your slot: 015394 41456.