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Talkin Tarn Country Park

01228 817200


Tarn Road,


You can launch your own sailing boat, canoe or kayak, however no motorised or inflatable craft are allowed. Please purchase your Water sports Permit at the Boathouse Tearoom before launching, available between 10:30 and 15:30 daily. No boats are to be launched after 17:00. A permit costs £7.50 per day per craft and you must read, sign, and comply to the Water sports Conditions of Use, available at the tearoom, or to download from the Talkin Tarn website.

Annual Launch Fee available for groups (£345) or individuals (£118.50), please contact us via email for more details. Terms and conditions can be downloaded at the Talkin Tarn website.

It should be noted that group annual and day permits are not available on the day. They need to be applied for at least 1 week before your chosen activity date to give time for insurance details to be checked.

Therefore please send through copies of your risk assessment along with current insurance documents with a minimum cover of £5 million public liability cover prior to your chosen activity date.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Only guide dogs in the tearoom.

Opening Details

Open all the time

All year.



See location of Talkin Tarn Country Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NY 549585  Lat: 54.91932 Long: -2.70387

Follow direction signs from A69, taking you onto B6413, Castle Carrock Road. Entrance to Tarn is clearly indicated on the roadside.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets

Only guide dogs in the tearoom.