All of the following activities are available locally:
Steam Yacht Gondola,
Tel: 015394 41288
Tel: 015394 36216
Summit Treks Boat and Bike Hire,
Tel: 015395 41212
Coniston Boating Centre. Boat Hire,
Lake Shore, Down Lake Road,
Tel: 015394 41366
Spoon Hall Pony Trekking Centre,
Tel: 015394 41391
Crook Barn Stables, Torver, Coniston
Tel: 015394 41088
For more information on rock climbing in the area, visit the website of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District.
There are many opportunities for mountain biking in and around Coniston. Possible routes include Walna Scar from Coniston (29 km), or a shorter route via Yaud Mire Bridleway (23 km), or alternatively Balweth Fells from Torver (22 km). Purchase a map for these routes from the Bike Maps website.
Alternatively, there are a variety of routes to suit all levels of cyclists at nearby Grizedale Forest. You can also hire bikes here. Visit the Grizedale Forest website for more details.
Hot Air Ballooning
The following companies offer hot air ballooning in the area:
Cumbria Balloons - Tel: 015394 88597
High Adventure - Tel: 015394 46588 or visit their website.
Winner of the 'Best Tourism Experience 2005' in the Cumbria Excellence Awards, Go Ape! Grizedale Forest provides a dramatic tree top adventure featuring rope bridges, a Tarzan swing and zip slides.
Go Ape!, Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, Hawkshead, Ambleside.
Tel. 0870 444 5562. Visit website.