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Lovely

Great place for an easy walk. Suitable for all abilities. Shame the cafe isn’t good. Always a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LindaHScotland
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Talkin Tarn Park

Talkin Tarn is a glacial lake and country park near Brampton, Cumbria, England. The lake is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
robert m
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for an easy walk. Suitable for all abilities. Shame the cafe isn’t good. Always a long queue and rubbish service

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LindaHScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Talkin Tarn is a glacial lake and country park near Brampton, Cumbria, England. The lake is a kettle hole lake, formed 10,000 years ago by mass glacial action. Situated just 20 minutes from Carlisle by road, or a short train journey via Brampton Junction this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's a lovely walk around the tarn, and looking at the wildlife. People are friendly. Nice place to go if you feel lonely

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited talkin tarn today for an winter walk. There’s a great park for children. We stopped for a coffee and then walked around the lake. Great peaceful afternoon out. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hannah_3jines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is well looked after and is a lovely walk on a cold afternoon ,everybody here seems so friendly

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sophontravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for family walks and leisure activities beautiful scenery loads of wildlife and a tarn to walk rounf good hour to circumnavigate at a leisurely pace a small coffee shop also welcoming

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank flint11
Reviewed 8 January 2019

We paid a visit to Talkin Tarn, with our daughter, her husband and the grand children. With free entry and just £2-25 parking for the day, it was a perfect way to spend a few hours, on New Years day. The weather certainly helped, as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank supermac2017
Reviewed 7 January 2019

My wife & I walk the tarn on a regular basis & call in at the café for our lunch, the food is served fresh & is fairly basic but always tasty.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank albert b
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Just been around and around Talkin Tarn for a leisurely walk and the scenery is beautiful and Tea Room is lovely or if its take away under neath Tea Room is where to get refreshments to sit outside. Well recommended

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mothersole6150
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

I like to take my 2 dogs here. One lap is just over a mile and very flat. Stunning views and swans on the tarn

Date of experience: November 2018
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29 June 2018|
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Response from Dee L | Reviewed this property |
There is a shore in places, but there are a lot of wild birds on the tarn so I’d suggest taking the kids to the special hide on the far side to get close to the birds. There’s a cafe too. Have a lovely day out!
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emmajane273
10 December 2017|
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Response from JeremysPaws | Reviewed this property |
Owners do let dogs off lead but if your dog likes to explore there is lots of space and s/he would be able to wander off if s/he had a mind to.
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