This easy cycling and walking trail runs along the western shoreline of the beautiful Coniston Water in the Lake District National Park. The route starts at the car park at Lake Road and runs through Coniston Hall Park to Hoathwaite Farm. It's perfect for beginners and families looking for a safe, waterside ride. Bikes can be hired from the Coniston Boating Centre.
If you'd like to continue your outing you could head to the nearby Grizedale Forest where you will find miles of way-marked cycling and walking trails. You could also follow the Cumbria Way a couple of miles to the north east where you will find the beautiful Tarn Hows and the pretty Monk Coniston estate.
For a longer walk try our 16 mile Circular Walk around Coniston which visits the tarns, fells and forest on both sides of the lake.
Coniston Water Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Coniston Water Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Coniston Water OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Coniston Water Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Bluebird Cafe is located right next to Coniston Water. It does a great range of meals and snacks. There's also a lovely outdoor seating area with fine views across the lake. You can find it in the village at a postcode of LA21 8AN.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
At nearby Torver you can pick up the Banishead Quarry Walk. This picturesque area includes nice trails along the Torver Beck and old slate quarries with a pretty pool and waterfall.