Talkin Tarn has a rich history of watersports and water based recreation. The waters are often busy with people rowing, sailing, and sailing model boats.
Rowing races were first held on Talkin Tarn in the 1850s and the Rowing Club was formed in 1859 by local townsfolk, several descendants of whom still live in the area. It is the oldest rowing club in the North of England with the exception of Tyne Rowing Club, and is the 14th oldest non-university club in the country.
If you would like more information regarding the club or would like to make a membership enquiry then please take a look at their website
Sailing has been taking place on Talkin Tarn for many years but the Brampton Sailing Club formed as it is now formed in 1978, and still enjoys regular sailing sessions every Sunday Morning.
If you would like more information or would like to get involved then please take a look at their website
The club was formed as Carlisle Marine Modelling Association in 1991 and then changed its name to Carlisle Model Boat club in 2001.
The club is run by an enthusiastic bunch of model boaters and meet every 2nd Monday of each month at Talkin Tarn and sail every Wednesday afternoon (weather permitting) from 1.30pm.
Some come down to the Tarn on a Wednesday afternoon and watch these beautiful models in the water or check out their Facebook page for more information.