Park in Coniston Central car park. This is on Coppermines Lane behind the Ruskin / Bluebird Museum – Postcode LA21 8HL. £6.00 for the day.
There are man-made gravel paths leading into open fields that can be uneven and maybe slippery in the wet. The last stretch you will be walking onto footpaths and then pavements back into the village.
There are a few small streams to drink or paddle in.
No bins here
Coniston is a beautiful quaint village. Plenty of pubs and cafes to eat and drink in. Plenty of walks around the surrounding area including the famous “The old man of Coniston” Fifteen minute walk from the town is Lake Coniston, where there are motor boats, paddleboards canoes and bikes available to hire.
This is a beautiful circular walk which we found by accident by exploring a small pathway. From exiting the car park, you need to turn right and walk up the hill. Couple of 100 yards up, you will come across to a gate which is sign posted Yew tree farm and Elterwater. This will lead you onto a pathway into some woodland. As you follow the path for about a mile and over three small wooden bridges you will eventually come across a gate next to the road, sign posted Boon Crag. Cross the road, follow the path to Boon Crag, passing a farm and over a stone bridge and follow the foot path around.
At the end of this path, you then follow the signs onto the fields. Please note that the animals were on the other side of the fence, but there was evidence that cattle and sheep have been grazing in these fields. The fields were on a slight incline, but this was very small. Carry on following the pathways across the farmland, down the hillside until you come across to the gate. The path will lead you back onto the road, which you need to turn left and follow the road for about a quarter of a mile and then turn right at the T Junction and follow the road back into the village.