Talkin Tarn Country Park

Talkin Tarn Country Park


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

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


Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill

Acorn Bank Garden is a National Trust garden, best known for its collection of herbs. Wander along the beck to the partially restored watermill. Visit the National Trust website

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

Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force

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

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.


Cycling in Dufton

There's fantastic road cycling around Dufton with lots of quiet roads making it suitable for all cycling abilities.


Climbing in Caldbeck

There are fantastic crags, climbing and bouldering in the area, just make sure you look across the valley to get the best views from the top!

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.

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

The Rheged Centre

The Rheged Centre

Designed to resemble a Lakeland hill, the grass-covered centre houses a cinema, play areas, pottery painting and regional shops that reflect the area, its craft people and producers. Why's it


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



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