A bustling town with many shops and attractions, it's lake with ferry trips and Coniston Old Man
A popular spot the lake is five miles long and half a mile wide. It has regular ferries around the lake on a solar-electric boat.
Visitors can walk around much of one end of the lake along tree sheltered paths, enjoy the calm water and look at the distant hills as well as the sheer size of Coniston Old Man as the back drop to one side of the lake.
Parking is available at the lakeside with toilet facilities. Benches and seating are setup along stretches of the lake.
If travelling along the A593 you will need to find Lake Road and follow this to the end.
Measuring 2,634 feet high, Coniston Old Man is a popular landmark with walking enthusiasts and visitors alike.
There is a carpark at Ruskin Avenue just off Tiberthwaite Avenue from there you can walk to various starting points depending on the ascent you require.