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Coniston Walks and Walking Guide

Lake District, Cumbria

The small town of Coniston, located close to the shores of the lake of the same name, 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 all routes have GPS 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
3320A Grizedale Tarn circulareasy2.50
2053Claife Heights from Near Sawreyeasy2.50
3410Latterbarrow from Hawksheadeasy4.00
1124Beacon Tarn & The Beacon, near Torvereasy/mod4.00
1141An Elterwater circulareasy/mod4.00
1058Beacon Fell & Beacon Tarn circulareasy/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
2033Wetherlam from Tilberthwaitemoderate5.00
1171Pike o' Blisco from Blea Tarn, Langdalemoderate5.00
2270Tilberthwaite and Holme Fell from 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 Elterwater easy/mod7.00
1132The Crinkle Crags from Great Langdalemod/hard7.00
2818Bowfell Circular from Great Langdalemod/hard7.00
3220Wetherlam from Coniston by Red Dellmoderate7.00
2037Bowfell & Rosset Pike via the Climber's Traversehard7.50
1739Crinkle Crags and Bowfell (Oxendale Horseshoe) hard7.80
1144Lingmoor Fell from Blea Tarn, Langdalemoderate8.00
3110The Old Man of Coniston & Dow Crag from Torvermod/hard8.50
1217Dow Crag & the Old Man of Conistonmod/hard8.50
1207Great & Little Langdalesmoderate8.50
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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