Talkin Tarn is a great destination for the whole family. Come and find out why Talkin Tarn really does have something for everyone.
Explore ancient woodlands, easy footpaths, glacial tarns Enjoy tearoom treats, stunning views, family adventures Experience fun activities ,peace & tranquillity, unique wildlife
Outdoor Mobility Support:
Talkin Tarn bookings are live on the 8th July). The page is www.outdoormobility.org/talkin-tarn-country-park
and you will see the link to the booking calendar there.
Distance: 2.5km / 1.5 miles.. Gradient- Mainly Flat
Council and the North Pennines AONB Partnership have worked together through the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS) to develop online education resources aimed at young people for schools, youth groups and families, to use independently.
Fellfoot Forward LPS is a major project to conserve, enhance and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of a special part of the North West of England. As part of the scheme OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) have created six resources to support teachers and outdoor educators to plan and conduct self-guided visits to Talkin Tarn Country Park. These resources are themed around subjects from art, maths and geology to wildlife, history, literature and wonderful water, ensuring strong links to the curriculum throughout and offering therapeutic, sustainable and adaptable learning in the outdoors. Although primarily aimed at key stage 2 children, the resources can be adapted for any age group and are perfect for families looking for fun activities to do together.
Visit the project resources page to download the resources and start planning your next visit:
Fellfoot Forward Talkin Tarn education resources – North Pennines AONB Partnership
To learn more about the education resources you can also watch our film:
Fellfoot Forward Education Resources film
There is now a dogs on leads zone in operation at Talkin Tarn. It includes the footpath starting from the car park entrance and Alex Boathouse, onwards in front and behind the Tearoom area and then extends to along the path just past the sailing boats.
Please see the embedded map for more information.
Please respect the wildlife and other visitors to the Tarn and keep your dog on a lead in these areas.
See our upcoming exhibitions
Vist our tea rooms and gift shop
We have a wonderful array of waters sports at talkin
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