Talkin Tarn Country Park | Day Out With The Kids

Talkin Tarn Country Park

Brampton, Cumbria, England

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Talkin Tarn Country Park is a whopping 165 acre site rich in fairytale like mature woodland and gentle meadows, all surrounding a glacial lake (the titular Tarn, in local vernacular) with the stunning Pennine Hills as a the family photo backdrop ever!

The Tarn has a 1.3 mile circular path that is ideal for a gentle stroll. This path is hard surfaced and perfect for wheel and push chairs, plus there are also 3 way marked trails of varying lengths from 1.5km to 3.5km starting from the car park .

A permanent family fun orienteering course and a charming numeracy trail are available to guide yourselves around. For those with other kids along, the park is an ideal location to bring your class or youth group for a day of environmental education activities. Equipment can be borrowed from the site office and the staff will be happy to help give you some ideas for activities.

A note for dog owners: they get a fair amount of that blue-green algae one hears about on their waterways, definitely best to keep the hound on a leash and not let them into or around the water. It'll keep your car nicer too!

It's close to the historic market town of Brampton too, which is a lovely place for family exploration.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Tarn Road, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1HN, England


Click here to visit Talkin Tarn Country Park's website
016977 3129

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

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