Talkin Tarn Country Park Circular

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Talkin Tarn is a keyhole lake formed by glaciers but now fed by underground springs. The Legend of Talkin Tarn tells that a catastrophic flood overwelmed a village that lies beneath the waters. On midsummer's night it is said that the ghostly sound of the school bell ringing can be heard.

The boathouses around the lake were built in Victorian times, with rowing taking place here from the 1850s and an annual regatta still held on the lake, with oarsmen coming from all over the north of England.

Walk checked 3.05.10 by J.E. + dogs Brook, Willow & Orchid (who thoroughly enjoyed the water!)

England - North England - Cumbria - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Play Area, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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