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Coniston Walks and Walking Guide

Lake District, Cumbria

Find circular walks from Coniston, located close to the shores of the lake of the same name, and is dominated by the Old Man of Coniston which soars above the western fringes of the town. There are excellent amenities including cafés, bars and restaurants with a good supply of accommodation nearby. Public transport does provide links to many of the walks listed below.

All the walks are free to download and print, with mapping and GPX files. This area is close to many easy circular walks ideal for families. Old Man of Consiton and other fells connected to this famous summit offer excellent high-level fellwalking. Further afield the fells of Great Langdale are an easy drive away.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2053Claife Heights & Near Sawreyeasy2.50
3320Grizedale Tarn circulareasy2.50
3410Latterbarrow from Hawksheadeasy4.00
1141Elterwater circulareasy/mod4.00
1124Beacon Tarn & The Beacon from near Torvereasy/mod4.00
1058Beacon Fell & Beacon Tarn Circular from Coniston Watereasy/mod4.00
3697Loughrigg Fell from Skelwith Bridgeeasy/mod4.50
1059Colwith Force and Skelwith Force from Elterwatereasy/mod4.80
3508The Crinkle Crags from Wrynose Passeasy/mod5.00
1171Pike o' Blisco from Blea Tarnmoderate5.00
2033Tilberthwaite & Wetherlammoderate5.00
2270Tilberthwaite and Holme Fell Little Langdaleeasy/mod5.50
2715Skelwith Bridge & Loughrigg from Elterwatereasy/mod5.50
2582Pike o' Stickle, Harrison Stickle & Pavey Arkmoderate6.00
3028Tarn Hows & Tom Gill from Conistoneasy/mod6.50
1761Tom Heights and Tarn Hows from Conistoneasy/mod7.00
1684Lingmoor Fell & Langdale from Elterwatereasy/mod7.00
2818Bowfell Circular from Great Langdalemod/hard7.00
1132Great Langdale & The Crinkle Cragsmod/hard7.00
3220Wetherlam via Red Dell from Conistonmoderate7.00
2037Bowfell & Rosset Pike via the Climber's Traversehard7.50
1739Crinkle Crags and Bowfell (Oxendale Horseshoe) hard7.80
1144Lingmoor Fell from Blea Tarnmoderate8.00
3110The Old Man of Coniston & Dow Crag from Torvermod/hard8.50
1217Dow Crag & the Old Man of Coniston from Conistonmod/hard8.50
1207Great & Little Langdales from New Dungeon Ghyllmoderate8.50
1157Bowfell and Esk Pike from Old Dungeon Ghyllhard8.75
1134Wetherlam and The Carrs from Little Langdalemod/hard10.75
1911Coniston's Magnificent Sevenhard13.00
1823Fairfield Horseshoe & Loughrigg from High Close mod/hard14.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Coniston when measured in a straight line.

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