Lake District – Monk Coniston

Red + Blue + Green

6 – 9 October 2023

No dogs

Saturday: Green Tarn Hows  Blue circular on West banks of Coniston Water via Torver  Red Coniston Old Man
Sunday: Blue linear Monk Coniston to Hawkshead via Carron Crag  Red+ Low Tilberthwaite, Wetherlam, Swirl How and Great Carrs

Friday Green Walk

Start Point: St Andrews Church Coniston

Start Time: 12 noon

Parking: Ruskin Avenue next to Tourist Information

There is a choice of longer or shorter walk depending on walkers.
A short walk from St Andrews church Coniston.
From the church we follow the road and tracks to W then SW over Dixon Ground before turning to stepping stones over Scrow Beck. We skirt the bottom of Foul Scrow and cross Church Beck via the Miners’ Bridge. Travelling E we follow the contours at the base of the Coniston Fells into Yewdale. A woodland footpath takes us to Low Yewdale where we cross Yewdale Beck and join the Cumbria Way on our return journey to the town.
Distance : 5.5km
Ascent: 164m

Longer Option:
Continue up Yewdale Fellside to the Great Intake then short distance in A593 before going along footpath to Low Yewdale and Cumbria Way.
Distance: 8.7km
Ascent: 280m


Shorter Walk route

Longer Walk route

Friday Blue Walk

Start Point: Monk Coniston

Start Time: 11:00

Distance: 10.8km

Ascent: 289m

Route: Tarn Hows and High Timberthwaite


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment and safety information

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

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