By taking walks near Coniston you get to discover another area of Cumbria during your package break in the Lake District. If you are staying at a spa hotel in Windermere, then Coniston is only a short drive away. Alternatively, you can always combine your trip with a boat ride across Lake Windermere, in fact, you can still take your car on the Windermere Ferry.
Once you’ve arrived, step out of the car and embrace the countryside with one of these walks near Coniston.
Walks near Coniston, Lake District
The first of our walks near Coniston starts just west of Ambleside. It covers a distance just under 8 miles, with amazing views over Coniston and Lake Windermere. This particular route is designed to return you back to the car park at Yew Tree Tarn Lake. It’s also one to make a day of it, as the complete route should take approximately 5 hours, although you’ll want to stop along the way.
As with many walks near Coniston, they are often circular routes, making it easier to plan as you already know where you’re starting from. This is a relatively easy walking route around one of the most popular areas in Coniston. You only need around 2 or 3 hours to cover the walk, however, it takes in the impressive viewpoints of the Old Man of Coniston and Swirl How along the way.
The ever-changing landscape of Grizedale Forest is an exploration in itself. Perfect for those autumn walks through the leaves, or summer walks near Coniston that come with plenty of shade. While you can plan a specific walk in the forest, it’s also fun to uncover the various monuments hidden within the trees.
Just to the East of Lake Windermere, this is another of our popular circular walks near Coniston. You only need to search for Gummer’s How online and you’ll find various walks and hiking routes to take.
It’s also another of those walks that isn’t overly complicated, but the rewards come in an abundance of incredible views.
Saddle of Coniston
This is a great walk to combine a bit of personal fitness with a well-deserved pint or glass of wine. As although you will be among the waterfalls of Church Beck and fells of Coppermine’s Valley, you’re still only a stone’s throw away from several country pubs.
Yew Tree Farm to Tarn Hows
One of Windermere’s most famous residence, child author Beatrix Potter, used to on Yew Tree Farm. You can see why it was so appealing during this walkthrough Tarn Hows. With clear water and dense woodland, walks near Coniston are a perfect way to be at one with nature.
Package Break in the Lake District
With a package break in the Lake District, book a stay at Aphrodite’s Spa Hotel in Windermere. There are a number of spa suites with hot tubs to choose from, all of which come with the full use of the main hotel. During your package break in the Lake District, you can get ready to put on your walking shoes and head over to nearby Coniston.