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Paddy Dillon has chosen 15 of the best short walks around Coniston and Langdale. Each walk comes with easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps, clear route description and lots of images, plus information on beauty spots and refreshment stops. No challenging terrain or complicated navigation means walks can be enjoyed by everyone.


Best walking conditions are in spring, summer and autumn. In winter, short days, bad weather or snow and ice cover can make some walks difficult. Climbing the Old Man should be avoided in winter.


Coniston, Hawkshead, Elterwater, Chapel Stile, New and Old Dungeon Ghyll


Mostly easy walking requiring no special equipment. However, there are some short, steep ascents and descents, which might be rocky or stony, where more care is needed. The ascent of the Old Man is steep, stony and prolonged and should only be attempted in good weather.

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Coniston Water, Coniston Coppermines, other mines and slate quarries, Old Man of Coniston, Tarn Hows, Hawkshead, Elterwater, Little Langdale, Great Langdale, Stickle Tarn, Blea Tarn
29 Jan 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x .60cm

Paddy Dillon has chosen 15 of the best short walks around Coniston and Langdale for you to explore. Our guide comes with easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps and clear route descriptions, perfect if you're new to walking or are looking for something you can enjoy with the whole family.

We've included information on local beauty spots and tasty refreshment stops, and most of the walks can be completed in under 4 hours.

We haven't included any walks with challenging terrain or complicated navigation, and all you'll need to take with you are a waterproof jacket and a pair of comfortable trainers.

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Paddy Dillon Cicerone author DILLON

By Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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