Former home of John Ruskin. Brantwood is the most beautifully situated house above the lake shore.
Open all year for events.
|Coniston Boating Centre|| Boat hire|
Regular Scheduled service and Special Cruises. Swallows and Amazons. Campbells on Coniston.
Visit Brantwood by boat.
|Gondola (National Trust)|| |
Originally launched in 1859, the current steam driven craft reflects Victorian splendour.
Opened in 1901, by WG Collingwood, who was Ruskin's secretary. Apart from Ruskin the museum exhibits Campbell, slate and copper production and other local history.
Guided walks programme
|Lake Road playground|| || There are swings and things for children to play on in a small grass area.|
|Sports and social club|
Football, Tennis, Pool, Bar, weight training and fitness equipment.
Live music program
| Coniston Attractions Group|| |
|WALKS|| Surrounding Fells|| |
| Tarn Hows|| |
FREE commentary to download from National Trust. Explains how the tarns were formed and how National Trust became owner.
Walks leaflet also.
New X31 Tarn Hows Tourer mini bus service, runs daily April - November 2009: Coniston Hawkshead - Tarn Hows. View the timetable here
| Cumbria Way|| End of day one is in Coniston. Sort your kit out here before heading into the fells.|| |
Coniston Old Man
| Around Coniston Water|
Some walks around Coniston Water returning by boat.
Gondola has a walk around Monk Coniston.
Early in the year there is an organised run around the lake.
| || || More walks around Coniston area to download and print, from Walking in|
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| Cycling|| Classic bike rides are tour of Coniston Water, a circuit of the lake. 14 miles on road. Or Walna Scar road an off road loose surface full day out. || |
| || Nearest Mountain Biking hire is at Grizedale Mountain Bikes in Satterthwaite valley. There is no bike hire no bicycle spares for sale in Coniston. Nearest sales of spare tubes at Grizedale or at Ambleside at Ghyllside cycles or Biketreks.|| |
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Last Updated on Sunday, 11 September 2011 14:01