Tarn Hows in low autumn light

Last post of my Cumbria series.

I’d never been to Tarn Hows before. Although it’s a man-made tarn, it’s well worth a visit, not least for the stunning panoramic vista as you descend to the car park. It was a changeable sky as we arrived, but the weather deteriorated as we walked the easy circular route around the tarn. We were looking for a geocache, so my daughter and I ended up climbing a steep bank in a hail storm at the end of the walk. We were cursing the weather, until a magical moment when there was a break in the clouds and the tarn was illuminated by the intense setting sun and a little rainbow hung over the tarn for just long enough for me to grab my camera with a whoop of delight. Certainly made the hailstorm worth it, even if we didn’t find the geocache!

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13 thoughts on “Tarn Hows in low autumn light

  1. Thank you so much Charles! We had a strange Christmas after a storm left us without electricity for much of it. Luckily the power came back on just in time to transfer the turkey from the BBQ to the oven for Christmas dinner! I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and weren’t affected by power cuts and flooding over there.

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