Wordless Wednesday…. Another Favourite Place



Location:-  Spring slowly comes to the Tarns, Tarn Hows, Cumbria

Just an other memory from the days when travel was un-restricted.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

21st April

(C) David Oakes 2021

Another Month is Nearly Over


Tarn Hows, The Lake District, Cumbria

November is nearly over.  As it fades into the history of 2020, autumns decline into winter also reaches its conclusion.  Tarn Hows in late autumn always boost’s my spirits, either in reality or virtually by way of memories.

It has been a strange year for everyone, for some with traumatic repercussions. And we still have a month to go.

They tell us hope is on the horizon…… maybe so.

Till then…..

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

28th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

A LITTLE GEM……..Tarn Hows

One of the Tourist ‘Hot Spots’ here in the English Lake District of Cumbria is an area often known as ‘The Tarns’ or ‘Tarn Hows’.


It is indeed a beautiful spot and when there are not too many visitors it is also a peaceful location for contemplation.  It is suggested that poets and writers such Wordsworth and Ruskin used the area for their  inspiration.


But  Tarn Hows, like most of our countryside, is not just as nature intended.  Much of our countryside has been changed over the centuries by industry. Here the Tarns have been changed with the profits from that industry.  In 1862 the industrialist Marshall family acquired the Tarns. In those days there were 3 separate Tarns (lakes).  The Marshalls had the area ‘landscaped’ and 3 Tarns became 1… but now with there trade mark islands and footpaths around. The story continues i,n 1930 Beatrix Potter (of Peter Rabbit fame) purchased the estate. A keen promoter of the National Trust she later gave half the estate to the Trust and arranged for them to purchase the balance.





The Trust maintains open access to the Tarns, for some the trails may be a little too tidy, but they do permit all abilities to explore and discover hidden corners and experience this jewel in Lakeland.


29th APRIL