Culture Trip 29- Talkin Tarn Country Park

It was Good Friday and the weather was gorgeous, I checked my places to go list and me and my family decided to explore Talkin Tarn Country Park.

Just 15mins walk from Brampton Railway Station, it is a park that is made up of mature woodland and meadows that surrounds a glacial lake and the Pennine Hills.

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Talkin comes from the Celtic “Talcan” which means brow of a hill, Tarn comes Viking word “Tjorn” which means small lake or teardrop. Viking burials have actually been discovered in this area.

Talkin Tarn is a kettle hole lake formed by glaciers 18,00 yeard ago. Moving ice scoured and carved the landscape leaving glacial sand hills and a natural bowl which filled with water as huge blocks of ice melted.

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This is the layout of the lake soย before we decided to walk ALL of it, we got ice cream from the cafe and then started our walk around.

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On such a lovely day, we just took our time- no rush. I took soo many photos, as the views that I was seeing as I walked around was simply picturesque.

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I loved how still, calm and peaceful the water was the sun shone on it. Every step we took, there was another angle and something new to look at.

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It was not all just water, there were woodlands, fields and animals around too.

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It was very busy so I was worried it would not be peaceful but it was very serene to be walking around and appreciating nature in Carlisle.

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If you fancy something a bit more adventures then Talkin Tarn offers some wild activities.ย  Such as orienteering, golf, kayaking, archery and boat hire.

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It only took us about 30mins to walk alway around,ย  so we must have walked the blue trail.

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All that walking around and the heat of the day had me parched, so we went to the tea room that is open 10-4 and had some delicious cakes and Fentimines fizzy drinks.

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It was such a lovely Good Friday, I hope you enjoyed yours ๐Ÿ˜‰

Of course, you can visit Talkin Tarn whenever you want.

For more information about Talking Tarn Country Park click hereย 

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