Coniston - Little Arrow - Coniston Lakeshore

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This is a very pleasant low-level walk for those days when the high fells are in bad weather, or you simply require a gentler stroll. It starts from the car park at the Tourist Information Centre in Coniston, goes past St Andrew's Church and then the Sun Inn. It then joins a path along an old railway and onto more recent pathways to reach a small cluster of cottages on the A593 called Little Arrow. From just a little further on, the way parts company with the A593 to go up a small lane overlooking Torver and with a backward glance, fine views of The Old Man of Coniston. The route then passes Brackenbarrow Farm and goes down through Torver Common Wood, to reach Coniston Water and return along the shore and field-paths to Coniston.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South West

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Birds, Church, Food Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Pub, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
02/10/2014 - Fiona Dick

We were a little disappointed at how little lakeshore walking you get on this walk, since quite a chunk is through the campsite and away from the water.There is also a lot of traffic noise when you go alongside the A road. The path after WP6 has been redone such that you now have to fork right to go up to the lane. We missed this and carried on until we could see Torver church on our right. But at this point we were able to take a path across a field to rejoin the walk at WP8. There are no longer signs to Torver Jetty but to Coniston Water; and no stile after WP9, just a gate. But Torver Common Wood and the lakeshore section were lovely. After the campsite the path clearly bends right to come into the village at Lake Road. This is a quieter alternative.

28/03/2013 - Pat McTiernan

Enjoyed this walk in early March 2013, this has good well marked routes with good views of the lake and not to strenuous, be aware if you have to use the car park it is on the expensive side as are most similar parking areas.

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