Coniston Water

Coniston Water

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In the shadows of the mountain ‘Old Man of Coniston’ sits the beautiful Coniston Water. It is half a mile wide, close to 5 miles long and 184 feet deep.

Coniston Water has three small islands which prove important habitats for natural wildlife, so please do not land on these. These islands are owned by the National Trust.

The Lake is popular with fisherman and hire boats, making it a popular summer destination for locals and visitors. However, as soon as you hit the water you can find your own space of calm.

Remember, parts of the Lake District lakes can be quite exposed. Make sure you’ve planned your route if you’re going touring. Plan your paddling in line with the weather and be well prepared for a day on the water.

Check out our paddling safely tips here.