Lake DistrictConistonwater

Blea Tarn and the Langdale Pikes
Coniston Water in autumn
The house on the bridge in Ambleside
Walkers overlooking the Langdale Valley
Dove Cottage, Wordsworth's home near Grasmere

Self-guided walking

From £100 - 1 to 7 nights

Self-guided walking break at Conistonwater

Holiday reference: CNPOA

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Enjoy a break in the Lake District with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape.

Our Country House, beautifully situated with views along Coniston Water is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, our legendary picnic lunches, and our excellent boot and drying room. To help you explore we'll give you a free Ordnance Survey map, plus detailed route notes for our recommended walks. On many holidays our experienced leaders are on hand to offer help and advice.

Self-guided walks No transport

Monk Coniston HouseMake use of our new Discovery Point at Monk Coniston - the starting point for your outdoor adventure. You'll find:

  • Our recommended walks - detailed route notes for you to borrow
  • Comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks
  • Ideas and contacts for more active options such as kayaking and pony trekking
  • A daily weather forecast 

When you're not walking, there's plenty to do locally. Why not cycle in nearby Grizedale Forest, take a boat ride on the lake, or visit a National Trust property. See the 'Local Area' tab for further ideas.

Coniston Landscape







Great value. What’s included:

  • Full Board accommodation - breakfast, evening meal and an extensive walkers' picnic lunch
  • A free Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map of the local area with every booking
  • Detailed route notes, ranging from short strolls to mountain walks
  • Great Langdale ValleyCountry House Escapes guide – full of information about local attractions, activities and suggested itineraries to help plan your break
  • All the Country House facilities, including our well equipped boot and drying room
  • On many holidays our experienced walking leaders are available to offer help and advice

What HF Holidays' route testers say:

leaderHawkshead, Latterbarrow, Windermere and Wray Castle -“Over the summit of Latterbarrow, down through forest and then along the shore of Lake Windermere to Wray Castle, a Victorian mock Gothic structure now in the hands of the National Trust." Keith Sykes, HF Holidays Leader

leaderLangdale Pikes -"These mountains form a collection of spires and cliffs on the north side of Langdale. This walk visits four of the main tops – Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Pike O Stickle & Loft Crag. There are wonderful views across to Pike O Blisco, Crinkle Crags & Bow Fell. Although a shorter mountain walk than most it is very strenuous. There is a short “scramble” off the main path to reach the
first three tops." HF Holidays Leader, John Wrigley

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Our lines are open:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13.00