Talkin Tarn Country Park

Talkin Tarn Country Park

Overview

An ideal place for water sports or a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands.  Fishing and bike hire available.

See details on the Visit Cumbria website

What makes it special

  • Walk around this scenic Tarn
  • Canoe or sail on this glacier formed Tarn

Hostels nearby

YHA Alston exterior

YHA Alston

Parking
Free wi-fi
Private rooms available

Talkin Tarn Country Park

Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1HN

Map references

OS Map: 86, and Explorer 315

OS Grid Ref: NY543590

Lat/Lng: 54.92413, -2.713772

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

The Roman Army Museum

The Roman Army Museum

Based at the site of Carvoran Roman Fort, the Roman Army Museum is an authentic and dramatic tribute to Rome’s extraordinary military legacy. Visit the website

South Tynedale Railway

South Tynedale Railway

A new narrow gauge railway from Cumbria into Northumberland.  There's also a shop, café & Hub transport museum. Visit the Railway website

Country cycling

Cycling in Alston

The hostel is a popular stop off for the Sea to Sea bike ride. The secure bike shed and drying room offer all the facilities a cyclist needs. However we do not have bikes to rent out.

Walking and Rambling

Walking and Rambling in Alston

The Pennine Way passes through some of the most beautiful and remote countryside England has to offer. This section boasts the highest waterfall in England.

Vindolanda

Vindolanda

This Roman fort is just south of Hadrian's Wall and is great for learning more about the local history.

Walking and Rambling in Ninebanks

Walking and Rambling in Ninebanks

Ask reception about Kate's Clues to Mohope and they will provide you with an illustrated leaflet which details a short circular walk from the hostel which is suitable for children.  The circular

Mountain biking in Ninebanks

Mountain biking in Ninebanks

Don't miss the amazing views and scenery while you're out on your bike.  Whether you’re after hard core down hills, or just a simple ride along the landscape, you can ride as far as your legs wil

Housestead Roman Fort

Housestead Roman Fort

2.7 miles Housesteads Roman Fort is the remains of an auxiliary fort on Hadrian's Wall.

Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force

The highest waterfall in the area, the gill falls a spectacular 50ft into a pool in the wooded valley below.

Garden setting for afternoon tea

The Garden Station

Enjoy the tranquility and natural planting of this unique garden developed along the former railway track.  Enjoy an english country afternoon tea while here. Visit the Station website

mining

Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre

See the mineral mining past of the North Pennines, with underground tours and interactive waterpower demonstrations.  See samples in the nearby museum and tea-room. Visit the Mine website for

Art gallery

Allendale Forge Studios

A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre. Vis

Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle

With panoramic views over the Eden valley, the 13th century castle has a maze of passages and spiral stairways to explore.  The grounds also make it an ideal picnic spot. Visit the English Her