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Eating Out | Local Walks | Other Activities

All of the following activities are available locally:


Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston
Tel: 015394 41288

Coniston Launches, Coniston
Tel: 015394 36216

Summit Treks Boat and Bike Hire, Lake Road, Coniston
Tel: 015395 41212

Coniston Boating Centre. Boat Hire, Lake Shore, Down Lake Road, Coniston
Tel: 015394 41366


Spoon Hall Pony Trekking Centre, Spoon Hall, Coniston
Tel: 015394 41391

Crook Barn Stables, Torver, Coniston
Tel: 015394 41088

Rock Climbing

For more information on rock climbing in the area, visit the website of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District.

Gorge Walking

A number of local companies offer gorge walking adventures. Visit the websites of River Deep Mountain High and Summitreks for more information.

Cycling/Mountain Biking

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.

Go Ape!

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.