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Guided walk to Black Crag and Tarn Hows. A great walk for beginners that shows the beautiful views of the famous Tarn Hows. Minibus transport from Manchester and guide included.




This walk holds some of the most beautiful views in England! It's great for beginners or those looking for a gentle walk in the Lake District.

Tarn Hows is a small tarn (mountain lake) set in the heart of the Lake District. It was once owned by Beatrix Potter and donated to the National Trust, which now runs and manages the area. The tarn is filled with history and is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). From the tarn we make our way up to Black Crag for some awesome views. Once back to the minibus we then make our way to Hawkshead Village (a rural county village filled with shops/pubs and cafes for a wander).


This guided walk is gentle and gives you plenty of picture opportunities. It takes approximately 3 hours to walk 7.1 km around Tarn Howes and to the top of Black Fell. This event is in total 7.1 km and a well-rewarded trip!

Height: 322m

Distance - 7.1 km

Time Hiking - 3 hours


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On the day

8.00am - Pick-up 1 - One of our beautiful minibuses (Pictured below) will be parked waiting outside the National Express coach station on Chorlton Street, Manchester. Roughly 5 min walk from Piccadilly.

9.00am - Pick-up 2 - Lancaster Park and Ride, we will pull up at the bus stop opposite the back car park. (Free Parking all day)

9:45am - Service stop for refreshments for 20 minutes.

10:30am - We will arrive at Tarn Hows car park, a little introduction from our mountain leaders about the day and then begin our walk. (Toilet facilities are available in the car park).

1pm - Arrive back down from walk latest with lots of smiles! Depart from car park.

1.30pm - Arrive at Hawkshead Village for free time to roam.

2.30pm - Depart from Hawkshead Village.

3:15pm - Service stop for refreshments for 20 minutes.

4.00pm - Drop off 1 - Lancaster Park and Ride.

5:00pm - Drop off 2 - Arrive back at Chorlton Street, Manchester for departure. With some great memories!

*Times may change due to traffic and other circumstances.

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Most people join us as solo travellers but groups are welcome. We've created some handy links below to help navigate you through our website:

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Difficulty chart - Am I fit enough to take part?

Meet the guides - Who are you?

Testimonials - Why book with BEE Adventures?

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