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Circular cycle route along side of Coniston Lake

23 Mile circular route
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 23 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  23 Mile circular route starting at Far Sawrey through Graythwaite, Rusland, Oxen Park, Nibthwaite, Brantwood, Hawkshead Hill,... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Windermere Ferry

The Windermere Ferry has been operating for more than 500 years. The original craft were rowed across the lake, later ferries were steam driven and the most recent ones have had diesel engines. The current ferry 'Mallard' is the largest so far; a modern craft which carries up to 18 cars and over 100 passengers.

The ferry takes people, vehicles,... More

2. View of Lake Windermere

Windermere, at 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in England

3. St Paul's Church, Rusland

The Parish of St. Paul, Rusland is a small country parish in breathtaking scenery. Since 2003 it has been part of the Benefice of Hawkshead with Low Wray and Sawrey and Rusland and Satterthwaite, and enjoys an especially close relationship with All Saints, Satterthwaite, sharing all social events. The church building is listed and lies on a rocky ... More

4. Coniston Lake

Coniston Water is the third largest lake in the English Lake District. It is five miles (8 km) long, half a mile (800 m) wide, has a maximum depth of 184 feet (56 m), and covers an area of 1.89 square miles (4.9 km²).

It was the scene of many attempts to break the world water speed record. On August 19, 1939 Sir Malcolm Campbell set the record at... More

5. Brantwood

Former home of John Ruskin. Brantwood is one if the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District.

John Ruskin was born in London in 1819, the only son of a successful Scottish sherry merchant. His father encouraged him to take up painting and poetry; his mother hoped that he might be a minister. He was educated at home and at Christ... More

Hawkshead is a picturesque and charming village in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Nestling in the beautiful vale of Esthwaite, Hawkshead is characterised by the cluster of whitewashed houses and is within easy reach for Sawrey, Outgate, Satterthwaite, Grizedale and Hawkshead Hill.

Hill Top is a time capsule of Betrix Potter's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'tale'. The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Hill Top is a small house and a timed-ticket system is in ... More