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And then the sun came out and I wanted to go around and see it all again! But we didn't.
Why Tarn Hows?
Viking settlers from Scandinavia began to arrive in the Lake District between the seventh and ninth centuries. The Norse language left a large impression upon Cumbrian place names. Tarn Hows is a good example of this.
A Tarn is a small mountain lake. This name comes from the Norse word, tjorn which means teardrop, used to describe any small body of water.
Hows derives from the Norse word haugr which means hill. Other variations of this word seen around Cumbria include; how, howe and haw.
Therefore Tarn Hows is aptly named; a small lake set amongst the rolling hills."