Talkin Tarn is a popular local attraction around 3 miles away from Castle Carrock near the neighbouring village of Talkin. It is quite feasible to walk to Talkin Tarn from Castle Carrock or alternatively there is parking available if you wish to drive.
A variety of boating activities take place at Talkin Tarn as well as fishing and other sports. Visitors can walk around the tarn or hire pleasure boats and view the surroundings from the water.
There is a café, gift shop and children’s play area near the car park as well as a bird watching shelter at the other end. Arts and crafts fairs often take place in one of the old boat houses close to the car park.