Fancy a good long stroll but without all the hard work? Spend a memorable and exciting day out in Coniston by cruising on Steam Yacht Gondola down to Lake Bank jetty on the Saturday morning 'Walkers Cruise' and walking back to Coniston stopping for a lovely picnic at Brown Howe by the shore of the lake.
Full sailing timetable and more trails from Gondola's jetties can be found here
Overall distance: 10km
Overall time: 3 hours
Catch the 11am Gondola sailing on a Saturday from Coniston pier (LA21 8AN) to Lake Bank jetty (45 mins cruise)
- From the jetty follow the narrow track up to the road (great picnic stop at Brown Howe by the shore with toilets available here)
- Turn right and after 3.5km, you can join the shore footpath when you are half way up the hill at the end of 'Sunny Bank straight'.
3.Ignore any paths taking you away from the lake other than when approaching Coniston Old Hall. After Coniston Old Hall, bear right and then after the second gate as you are heading directly towards the village, bear right on the obvious track taking you to Lake Road.
- Turn right and 5 minutes later you could be enjoying a well earned cuppa in the lovely Bluebird Cafe by the pier where you started.
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