The best walks in Coniston from Steam Yacht Gondola

Coniston has a great choice of walks, all taking in true Lakeland scenery. Here's our top three trails that you can combine with a cruise on Gondola.

People walking on the path around Tarn Hows
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Monk Coniston to Tarn Hows 

Sail to Monk Coniston daily on a North Lake Cruise departing Coniston Pier at 12noon or 1.30pm to enjoy this circular 6km or 8km scenic walk via the popular Lake District beauty spot of Tarn Hows. Pick up Gondola from Monk Coniston again for your return trip to Coniston jetty.

Lake Bank jetty
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Lake Bank to Coniston 

For a summertime excursion, take the 2.30pm Full Lake Cruise down to the tranquil southern end of Coniston Water at Lake Bank. With long daylight hours, this is a rewarding 12km walk through the contrasting scenery of Beacon Fell and Coniston shoreline.

Gondola moored at Brantwood
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Parkamoor to Brantwood 

Make a day of it with a cruise, walk and picnic. Catch the 10.45am South Lake cruise to Parkamoor jetty and walk for 9.6 km above the eastern shore of Coniston Water to Brantwood, returning on the 3.55pm sailing back to Coniston.

Coniston Water and Coniston Old Man
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Brantwood to Parkamoor 

Pack in some Gondola hopping with some varied walking on the east side of Coniston Water. Take the 10.45am South Lake Cruise to Brantwood or for quicker walkers, the 12noon North Lake Cruise and hike to Parkamoor for the last sailing back at 3.30pm.