The shores of Coniston Water
Just cross the road by the park entrance and you can make your way to the shores of Coniston, fantastic for a walk at any time, and maybe a picnic on a sunny day. You can walk to Lake Bank jetty located down a foot path in the far right hand corner of the field directly opposite the drive.
From Coniston Boating centre you can walk for miles along the shores of Coniston taking in the views.
If you leave the park by the entrance and walk a short way to the left, you will see a footpath that leads up to Beacon Fell where you can find Beacon Tarn and also meet the Cumbrian Way footpath.
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Things to do in Coniston
As well as the usual smattering of Lakeland pubs with roaring fires and craft / gift shops, some other great places to visit in Coniston are….
- Bluebird Café – right on the edge of the lake serving hot and cold food and drinks all day with panoramic views of Coniston Water and the surrounding fells
- Coniston Steam Gondola – Take a nostalgic cruise on Coniston Water in this restored steam gondola from 1859
- Coniston Boating Centre – Hire a variety of different types of boats and spend the day enjoying the lake.
Coniston is also a starting point for many Lakeland walks, such as Coniston Old Man, Tarn Hows, Cathedral Cave and Coppermine Valley.
Grizedale Forest Park
- Go Ape Ropes Course
- Segway Hire
- Sculpture trail
- Mountain bike hire and trails
- Children's playpark
- Café and visitors centre
The Wilsons Arms, Torver, Coniston LA21 8BB (3.1 miles) – Nice Pub with Good food
The Red Lion Inn, Lowick Bridge, Ulverston LA12 8EF (2.5 miles) – Check opening times
The Farmer's Arms, Lane Head, Lowick Green, Ulverston LA12 8DT – Fantastic Pub with great food and also a daytime Café and Craft workshops.
I have only listed the very near ones, of course there are many more Pubs and restaurants in the nearby towns of Coniston and Ulverston.