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    Walking Route


    Backed by low fells and woodland, the western shore of Coniston Water is a delightful place for a walk. A mixture of paths and tracks weave in and out of the trees and across parkland never straying out of sight of the lake. And, with only a few minor ups and downs, the walking is easy with little to break your pace other than to stop and take in a view. For a real Swallows and Amazons adventure the best way to do this walk is to start from the main jetty at Coniston and take one of the Coniston Launch ferries down to the Sunny Bank Jetty from where the walking begins.

    This walk is perfectly suitable for those new to the Lake District and also for children. Along the way there are plenty of secluded spots for a picnic either by the lake or amongst the trees, so it is worth planning ahead, packing a lunch and making a day of it.

    Terrain: lake side tracks and paths

    Walk Route: Coniston

    Duration: 2 - 3 hours

    Miles: 4

    Detailed route information
    Time/Effort 1 out of 5
    Navigation 1 out of 5
    Technicality 1 out of 5
    Height gain/loss (metres) 50
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    Map reference: SD 304975  Lat: 54.36822 Long: -3.07275