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Landscape of fell, meadow and woodland around Coniston Water

Coniston covers a large area of some of the Lake District's most scenic woodland, water and fells.

One of many lovely places is the iconic Tarn Hows beauty spot, with its magnificent mountain views. The readily accessible Blea Tarn in Little Langdale also has superb views and fine walking.

Monk Coniston Hall was once home to James Garth Marshall, the Victorian creator of Tarn Hows. Explore the old walled garden and grounds famed for their exotic conifer.

Dog walkers follow our lead...

There's nothing like taking in the outdoors on a good walk with your dog but please keep your dog on a tight lead near sheep and cows so as not to worry or harm livestock. We really appreciate your co-operation.

Ambles & rambles for all the family

Our area is a great introduction to the pleasures of rambling amidst wonderful scenery. Lower level walks around Yew Tree Tarn, Blea Tarn and in Little Langdale are ideal for a family outing.

Take a sail on the 'Gondola'

The steam yacht 'Gondola' is a visitor favourite. Taking a sail is an ideal way to see the wonderful views from a different angle.

You can enjoy it just as a cruise round or combine it with a walk.

Blea Tarn - not just a beauty spot

Blea Tarn is a wonderfully scenic lake lying between Little and Great Langdale. It feels remote but is within easy reach of Coniston and Ambleside, and it's a great spot for wildlife.

Hike & bike in the Coniston area

For our more energetic visitors, there's a host of walking and biking opportunities in the Coniston area, such as big mountains like The Old Man and dedicated off-road biking routes.

Rangers' tales