GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Monk Coniston

3 miles (5 km)

This circular walk takes you through the pretty grounds of Monk Coniston hall to Tarn Hows in the Lake District. The walk starts from the Monk Coniston National Trust car park at the northern end of Coniston Water. It takes you through the Monk Coniston Hall estate with its walled garden, stone Gazebo and attractive woodland. Look out for a variety of flora and fauna including large redwoods and pretty woodland wildflowers. Wildlife includes roe deer, hares, common lizards and adders.
At the northern end of the route you will come to the beautiful Tarn Hows where you can enjoy a waterside walk around the tarn with great views of the surrounding Lakeland mountains. From the northern tarn you can enjoy a climb to Black Crag for wonderful views of the area.
To extend your walking in the area you could enjoy a walk or cycle along Coniston Water.
The Cumbria Coastal Way also runs past the estate so you could pick up this long distance trail to further explore the area.


LA21 8AH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Monk Coniston OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Monk Coniston Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Coniston Water from Monk Coniston - - 1739984

Coniston Water from Monk Coniston.

Monk Coniston - - 1739976

Monk Coniston is a private hotel run by HF Holidays, providing walking & special interest holidays in the area. It stands in extensive grounds at the head of the lake.

The walled garden, Monk Coniston - - 1573875

Viewed from within the walled garden from the permitted path.

Monk Coniston historic house and garden - - 871796

View of the house from the lake-side road, north end of Coniston Water


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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