Guided Walking at Conistonwater

Lake District

Code: CNBOB

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Activity types:

  • High Mountains
  • Rural peace

Level

  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Harder
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Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £209.00 - 3 to 7 nights

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Holiday overview

A Guided Walking holiday based in the National Trust’s historic Monk Coniston Hall, overlooking Coniston Water, is the ideal way to explore the beautiful lakes and mountains in the Lake District National Park. 

Holiday highlights

  • Ascend the mountain summits of the Old Man of Coniston, Bowfell and the Langdale Pikes
  • Walk by lakes and tarns and visit the Lakeland stone villages of Grasmere and Hawkshead
  • Discover the area’s literary connections with William Wordsworth, Arthur Ransome, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter
  • Walk past abandoned copper mines and slate quarries, now blending into the landscape, evidence of Lakeland’s rich industrial past 

Great reasons to join us

  • Great value: all prices include Full Board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, and light-hearted evening activities
  • Choice: choose from up to 3 guided walks each walking day, with expert guides
  • Accommodation: relax in the Gothic-style Country House with its lakeside location and glorious views
  • Sociability: we pride ourselves on the social atmosphere of our holidays - walk together, eat together and relax together

Accommodation

As a historic National Trust property, Monk Coniston is full of romantic, gothic-style charm. With a most attractive Lake District setting, it is well suited to a relaxing holiday.4-star Visit Britain Guest Accommodation

 

Bedrooms

Monk Coniston has 33 bedrooms. Some are located in the main house, with others in the adjoining cottage and counting house. 

Our classic rooms offer comfortable accommodation and an en-suite bathroom with bath or shower. They also have TV, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. Single rooms are available for an extra £8 per night.

You can enjoy extra space or exceptional views plus additional facilities including a towelling robe and complimentary slippers when you upgrade to a premium room. Premium rooms are available at just £5 extra per person per night.    

If you are travelling with your family, we have a selection of 3 and 4-bedded family rooms. These have all the facilities of our classic rooms plus full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk beds or occasional beds for children.

A limited number of value twin rooms are available at a discount of £8 per person per night and value single rooms with a £5 per night discount. Our value rooms have the same facilities as our classic rooms, but bathroom facilities are nearby rather than en-suite.

 

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Facilities

All our Country Houses are tailored to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and have excellent boot and drying rooms. 

Monk Coniston has a comfortable lounge, an attractive dining room with lake views, and a bar and library. There is also a selection of board games and books. Free Wifi is available in some public rooms. Our traditional Lakeland barn can be used for dancing, or as a games room with table tennis and Nintendo Wii.

Monk Coniston is surrounded by a large garden with views down to the lake. Outside there is a putting green and croquet lawn. The National Trust maintains a collection of rare trees in the grounds.

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Food

All holidays at our Country Houses are Full Board with all meals included, from dinner on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure.

Start your day with our extensive breakfast. Choose from our cold buffet and/or a full cooked breakfast. The cold buffet offers a selection fruit, cereals, yoghurts, croissants and pastries. Hot dishes include porridge, sausages, bacon, choice of eggs, tomato, baked beans and mushrooms. Tea, coffee, toast and jams are served at the tables.

Choose from our self-select picnic lunches. Your own choice of sandwiches is prepared to order, and you can add crisps and snacks, fruit, nuts, chocolate bars, sweets and biscuits as you wish.     

Our house-based Leisure Activities include an in-house lunch (generally soup, sandwiches etc).   

The relaxed dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses. With tables seating up to 10 and no seating plan, it offers a great opportunity to get to know your fellow guests. There is always a choice of dishes for every course, featuring good British cooking and often local specialities. A vegetarian option is always available.

All our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

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Evening

Guided Walking: enjoy a glass of wine or local beer in the bar before a talk about the next day's walks. After dinner there will be an activity or entertainment which you will be welcome to join. These vary from week to week but could include a talk from a member of the local mountain rescue team or a team quiz. Alternatively if you prefer, feel free to just relax in our lounge or bar.

Leisure Activities: many of our Leisure Activities holidays continue into the evening with programmed sessions. Other holidays will have the evenings free, and you will be welcome to join in other social activities that may be happening in the house.

Family holidays: our activity leaders are on hand to organise children’s activities and games for younger children before dinner. These could include rounders, outdoor games, or crafts. After dinner there are further activities for the whole family.

Self-Guided Walking: there may be evening social activities happening in the house during your holiday, and you will be most welcome to join in. However, not all self-guided holidays will have evening activities available – if these are important to you, please check before booking.

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Accessibility

Due to the age and the layout of Monk Coniston, it is not recommended for wheelchair users and guests with restricted mobility. There are ground floor en-suite bedrooms in the Counting House, but this building is access via steps.

Arrival & car parking facilities

  • On arrival there is a gate, a cattle grid and a driveway leading towards the house.
  • It is possible to load and unload cars directly at the front door.
  • The surface of the car park is tarmac and slightly sloping
  • Assistance can be provided with luggage

Main entrance & reception

  • The main entrance has no steps and is 110cm wide
  • The reception area is a spacious 4m x 4.1m
  • All public rooms are available without encountering any further steps, with the exception of the games room
  • The floors on the ground floor are mainly carpeted. The games room has wooden block flooring and the gents’ toilet has a tiled floor

Public areas - hall, stairs, landing, corridors etc

  • The width of the downstairs hallway is 222cm. Leading off the main hallway are lounge, dining room, library, downstairs toilets and bar with access to the main staircase

Public areas - sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc

  • In the main lounge there are various chairs, tables and settees. Seating for approximately 50 guests

Public WCs

  • There are both ladies and gents toilets on the ground floor, accessed without any steps
  • Ladies toilet is carpeted and the gents’ has a tiled floor
  • Further public bathrooms are available for those bedrooms that are not en-suite

Dining room & bar

  • The dining room is situated on the ground floor with level access
  • 7 round tables, each seating maximum of 8 guests
  • Tables have an under space of 70cm high by 137cm wide
  • All meals served are with waitress service
  • The carpeted bar area has chairs and circular tables

Laundry & boot room

  • Laundry facilities are available in the boot room, which is located in a separate building with level access
  • Washing machine & dryer are available in the boot room free of charge
  • Ample drying space
  • Tiled flooring

Games room

  • Evening entertainment frequently held in games room (4 slate steps to access, each step is 22cm high, 22cm deep and 110cm wide)
  • The games room is 14m wide and 5.5m long

Bedrooms

  • None of the rooms has been specifically designed for wheelchair users
  • In the main house all bedrooms are on the 1st floor. The main staircase has 24 steps, each step is 16cm high, 30cm deep and 112cm wide
  • In the annexe, cottages and Counting House there are bedrooms both on the ground floor and on the 1st floor
  • The rooms best suited for anyone with restricted mobility would be 24 and 25, situated in the Counting House

Room 24 & 25:

  • Access is via 4 slate steps with hand rails
  • Each step is 7cm high, 30cm deep and 130cm wide
  • Twin rooms with en-suite (shower). Standard height beds
  • The floor is carpeted
  • En-suite bathroom with shower

Grounds and gardens

  • Large level garden around the house. Mainly with lawns and flower beds. Shrubbery and wooded areas
  • 3 steps to access the main front lawn

Additional information

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good from the main building
  • Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
  • Information can be provided in large print
  • Staff have received disability awareness training
  • Special diets can be catered for. Specialist food can be obtained with prior notice
  • Fridge for medication can be supplied

NEW: Outdoor Escapes

NEW from HF HolidaysNEW for 2017: Our Outdoor Escapes are ideally suited to our working age guests. Enjoy a few days away, or a longer holiday, with guests of a similar age and outlook.

This is a great way to explore the great British countryside - take it easy on our easier walks, or relish the challenge of our longer or mountain walks. During the day you can enjoy our usual choice of 3 guided walks (find details of which walks on the Guided Walking itinerary tab). In the evening relax with likeminded guests and during your evening meal, enjoy a glass of wine at the bar, or relax in the lounge with new-found friends. For those that wish they'll also be informal evening activities on offer; perhaps a team quiz, or talk from a National Park ranger.

Look on our Dates & prices tab to find out which of our holidays are Outdoor Escapes.

New: Classic Breaks

NEW from HF HolidaysNEW for 2017: Our Classic Breaks are rich with the traditions of HF Holidays, making them particularly suited to our older holidaymakers.

During the day enjoy our usual choice of 3 guided walks (find details of which walks on the Guided Walking itinerary tab) . In the evening relax with likeminded guests during your evening meal, then enjoy a classic mix of evening activities arranged by your leaders. We'll include a great mix of quizzes, games and dancing, rounded off with a traditional party night on the final evening.

Look on our Dates & prices tab to find out which of our holidays are Classic Breaks.

Itinerary

Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day – you can choose an Easier Walk one day and switch to a Harder Walk the next.

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

 

Easier Walks


HF Holidays walks level 3 medium

 

Medium Walks

 HF Holidays walks grade 5 harder

Harder Walks


We’ve a fantastic selection of walks for 2016 - see below. Please check back here in November for any variations for our 2017 holidays.


Group A: Tarn Hows and Wetherlam

Easier Walk: Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the woods to Tarn Hows, returning via Yew Tree Farm, which was donated to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter and used for the film Miss Potter. 6 miles (9.5km) with 1,100 feet (330m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: Visit the summits of two local hills, Black Crag and Holme Fell, the latter with its extensive views over southern Lakeland. 8 miles (13km) with 1,800 feet (540m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: Ascend via Tilberthwaite Gill to the summit of Wetherlam, before descending via the disused workings of the Coppermines Valley. The ascent of Wetherlam requires the occasional use of hands. 9 miles (14.5km) with 2,700 feet (810m) of ascent.

 

Group B: Loughrigg and Scandale Fells

Easier Walk: A delightful contouring circuit of Loughrigg Fell, visiting an enormous manmade cave, and with extensive views of four lakes and the surrounding mountains. This walk finishes in the popular Lake District town of Ambleside. 6 miles (9.5km) with 1,200 feet (360m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: We walk from Ambleside to the picturesque High Sweden Bridge, continuing via Scandale Pass to the lofty summit of Red Screes. 9 miles (14.5km) with 2,600 feet (780m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: A challenging circuit taking in Wansfell Pike and Red Screes, returning to Ambleside via Snarker Pike Ridge. The ascent of Red Screes entails a steep scramble. 9 miles (14.5km) with 3,300 feet (990m) of ascent.

 

Group C: Langdale Valley

Easier Walk: Starting from Skelwith Bridge we take in Skelwith and Colwith Forces before arriving in Little Langdale via the Cumbria Way. 7 miles (11km) with 800 feet (240m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: Ascend Side Pike for superb views of iconic Great Langdale Valley, before ‘threading the needle’ (squeezing through a narrow fissure) to reach the summit of Lingmoor. Descent to Elterwater Village to join the Cumbria Way. 9 miles (14.5km) with 2000 feet (600m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: Climb two of the Lake District’s highest peaks. We first ascend via The Band to the top of Bow Fell, before continuing to the equally impressive Esk Pike. 9 miles (14.5km) with 3,300 feet (990m) of ascent.

 

Group D: Grasmere and Easedale

Easier Walk: Starting from the village of Grasmere, famous as the home of poet William Wordsworth, we’ll walk to Easedale Tarn, an impressive glacial lake. 6 miles (9.5km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: An opportunity to climb Helm Crag, one of the most distinctive Lakeland Fells with the ‘Lion and the Lamb’ rock formations on the summit. We’ll follow the ridge to Gibson Knott and Calf Crag before descending via Far Easedale. 8 miles (13km) with 1,900 feet (570m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: A longer circuit which ascends via Easedale Tarn to High Raise, returning along the Calf Crag ridge back to Grasmere. 11 miles (17.5km) with 2,900 feet (870m) of ascent.

 

Group E: Coniston Fells

Easier Walk: Walk from Water Yeat to Monk Coniston via Brantwood – home of Victorian poet and artist John Ruskin – along the fell bordering the eastern side of Coniston Water, with excellent views of the lake below. Enjoy a cruise on the gondola from Brantwood to Monk Coniston. 5 miles (8km) with 1,300 feet (390m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: An opportunity to climb to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston – the highest peak in the local area. We’ll pass two mountain lakes – Goats Water on the ascent and Levers Water on our return to Coniston. 7 miles (11km) with 2,800 feet (840m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: A challenging high-level circuit of four ‘Wainwright’ summits on the Coniston Fells, including the Old Man of Coniston. 11 miles (17.5km) with 3,400 feet (1,020m) of ascent.

 

Group F: Exploring Coniston and its Fells

Easier Walk: Explore the countryside surrounding Monk Coniston and visit the picturesque Tarn Hows, a famous beauty spot. 5 miles (8km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: Walk across fields to Yew Tree Farm, once owned by Beatrix Potter, and the Yewdale Valley. Ascend Tom Heights with views over the surrounding fells and descend via Tarn Hows. 7 miles (11km) with 1,100 feet (330m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: Follow the ‘tourist path’ past Low Water to the iconic summit of the Old Man of Coniston, the area’s highest peak and an impressive viewpoint. Return by Goats Water with views across to the crags of Dow Crag. 10 miles (16km) with 2,800 feet (840m) of ascent.

 

Group G: Grasmere and Fairfield

Easier Walk: Discover the delightful scenery surrounding Grasmere and Rydal Water. We enjoy panoramic views from White Moss Common, and pass Wordsworth’s former home at Rydal Mount, before ending the walk in the popular town of Ambleside. 7 miles (11km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: Make the steep ascent to Heron Pike and the summit of Great Rigg on the western ridge of the Fairfield Horseshoe. We then follow the ridge to Rydal and continue to the end of the walk at Ambleside. 7 miles (11km) with 2,400 feet (720m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: Walk the famous Fairfield Horseshoe, one of the finest in Lakeland, which includes eight separate Wainwright Fells, concluding the day in Ambleside. 10 miles (16km) with 3,400 feet (1,020m) of ascent.

 

Group H: Langdale Fells

Easier Walk: Follow the Langdale Valley past Colwith Force and Skelwith Force waterfalls to Elterwater village, continuing to the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel through increasingly grand scenery. The walk beyond Elterwater is along a stony mountain path. 7 miles (11km) with 700 feet (210m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: Enjoy this high-level traverse along the aptly named Crinkle Crags with its undulating five mini-summits. This includes the ‘Bad Step’ – a short scramble over an impressive chock stone wedged between the crags. 8 miles (13km) with 2,700 feet (810m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: Explore the popular Langdale Pikes with visits to the summits of Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Pike O’Stickle and Rossett Pike. Typically rough Lakeland paths, especially the descent of Rossett Gill. 9 miles (14.5km) with 3,100 feet (930m) of ascent.

 

Group I: Troutbeck and the Far Eastern Fells

Easier Walk: Enjoy fabulous views of Windermere on a walk from Troutbeck to Ambleside. Start at the 17th century Jesus Church at Troutbeck and traverse the lower slopes of Wansfell. 6 miles (9.5km) with 900 feet (270m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: Starting from Ambleside, pass through Skelghyll Woods to Troutbeck, climb to the head of the Garburn Pass and ascend the grassy slopes of Sallows and Sour Howes to discover fine, far reaching views. 8 miles (13km) with 2,400 feet (720m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: Starting at the famous Old Coaching House the Kirkstone Inn the walk ascends to the summit of Stony Cove Pike and Thornthwaite Beacon before following the superb high level ridge over the summits of Froswick, lll Bell and Yoke descending into Troutbeck before finishing at a second coaching house. 9 miles (14.5 km) with 2,700 ft (810m) of ascent.

 

Group J: Little Langdale and Coniston Fells

Easier Walk: We start at the Wainwright Inn just past Elterwater. Crossing the Great Langdale Beck the route goes though a slate quarry on its way to Little Langdale and the Three Shires Inn. From here, following the old miners route, we take in Slaters Bridge before visiting Cathedral Cave. The return to Monk Coniston is via Tilbertwaite Valley. 6 miles (9.5km) with 900 feet (270m) of ascent.

Medium Walk: Starting from the Langdale Valley cross the hills to Tilberthwaite and the lower slopes of Wetherlam. We descend via the old workings of the Coppermines Valley and Miners’ Bridge. 9 miles (14.5km) with 2,100 feet (630m) of ascent.

Harder Walk: From the Langdale Valley enjoy dramatic exploration of the Coniston Fells via Oxendale Beck and Red Tarn, visiting the Three Shires Stone and summits of Great Carrs, Swirl How & Wetherlam via the Prison Band. 10 miles (16 km) with 3,500 feet (1,050m) of ascent.

 


7 night holidays: 5 days of walking and a free day on the Monday (unless otherwise stated)

Walks A-E: Fri 4, 18 March; Fri 1 April; Fri 6, 20 May; Sat 11, 25 June (free day on Wednesday); Sat 23 July (free day on Wednesday); Sat 27 Aug (free day on Wednesday); Fri 16 Sept; Fri 21 Oct; Fri 4 Nov

Walks F-J: Fri 25 March (free day on Tuesday); Fri 22 April; Fri 13,27 May; Sat 18 June (free day on Wednesday); Sat 2, 16, 30 July (free day on Wednesday); Sat 20 Aug (free day on Wednesday); Sat 3 Sept (free day on Wednesday), Fri 23 Sept; Fri 28 Oct

 

4 night holidays: 3 days of walking Walks C,D,E: Mon 7, 21 March; Mon 4 April; Mon 9, 23 May; Mon 19 Sept; Mon 24 Oct; Mon 7 Nov

Walks F,G,H: Fri 25 March; Sat 18 June; Sat 2, 16, 30 July; Sat 20 Aug; Sat 3 Sept

Walks H,I,J: Mon 25 April; Mon 16, 30 May; Mon 26 Sept; Mon 31 Oct

Walks A,B,C: Sat 11, 25 June; Sat 23 July; Sat 27 Aug

 

3 night holidays: 2 days of walking

Walks A & B: Fri 4, 18 March; Fri 1 April; Fri 6, 20 May; Fri 16 Sept; Fri 21 Oct; Fri 4 Nov

Walks I & J: Tues 29 March; Wed 22 June; Wed 6,20 July; Wed 3, 24 Aug; Wed 7 Sept

Walks F & G: Fri 8, 22 April; Fri 13, 27 May; Fri 23 Sept; Fri 14, 28 Oct

Walks D & E: Wed 15, 29 June; Wed 27 July; Wed 31 Aug 


Holiday information

Terrain and transport: Easier Walks are generally on well-graded valley, fell and lakeside paths, but can be occasionally rough. Medium Walks are on good, but sometimes rocky paths, to lower summits and moorland fells; you might occasionally feel the need to use your hands. Harder Walks use steep and rough paths to mountain summits and some walks need a head for heights.

On some days the walks start or finish at Monk Coniston; on other days we use hired transport at the start and/or end of the walks. The cost of all transport to and from the walks is included in the price of your holiday.

Our guests: The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. There is normally a good mix of ages, of new guests and 'regulars' from Britain and overseas, and of people travelling alone, with a partner or with friends.

Free day: Each six and seven night holiday has a day without any organised walks, so you can explore the Lake District independently.

In the evenings: Your leaders will inform you about the choice of walks for the next day and answer any questions you may have. After a sociable evening meal you could join in an organised activity such as a quiz or a talk about the local area, relax in the bar or use the Country House facilities.

Local area

Monk Coniston is an imposing Gothic property leased from the National Trust and set in 8 acres of grounds, including a restored walled garden and the impressive arboretum. Some particularly impressive specimens, including a giant sequoia (the largest tree in the world) and the wollemi pine can be explored on the Monk Coniston Tree Trail.

Views from the property offer breathtaking glimpses of Coniston Water and the surrounding mountains.

Coniston village is about one mile away – there is a direct path from the house to the village. Here you’ll find a small supermarket, post office, newsagent, pubs and a Barclays Bank (open 3 times a week). A wider range of facilities is available in Ambleside, the nearest town, about 8 miles away.

The Lake District is England’s premier national park with outstanding mountain scenery.

During your visit to Monk Coniston you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest:

Steam Yacht Gondola
First cruising Coniston Water 150 years ago, the restored gondola is now operated by the National Trust, stopping at the Monk Coniston jetty at the bottom of the meadow below the house before gliding across the lake, calling at Coniston village and John Ruskin’s Brantwood.

Tarn Hows
A short walk from the Country House, this man-made water was created by Monk Coniston’s resident owner, James Garth Marshall in 1865, as he continued to develop the estate and expand his pleasure grounds. He built a dam to flood the area, amalgamating several smaller tarns, before planting the shores and islands with new woodlands and specimen trees.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ride ‘L’al Ratty’ a highly scenic narrow gauge railway which runs from the coast at Ravenglass along beautiful Eskdale.

Grizedale Forest
Nearby Grizedale Forest is ideal for mountain biking and also has a popular sculpture trail.  You can also experience the Go Ape! high-ropes course – a great option for active teenagers.

Levens Hall
Visit this stately home, famous for its magnificent formal garden and topiary displays.

Literary connections
Discover the inspiration for Wordsworth’s poems by visiting the beautiful village of Grasmere and the poet’s home at Dove Cottage. Yew Tree Farm, the home of Beatrix Potter is located just a few miles away. Brantwood, the former home of the poet and writer John Ruskin is just a few miles away on the shores of Coniston Water.

Travel

Monk Coniston, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AQ

By train: The nearest railway station is Windermere. For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

By taxi: The 13 mile journey from Windermere railway station takes approximately 30 minutes. Taxis cost approx £23 per taxi. Every year we negotiate a pre-booked rate for these journeys. Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. We recommend pre-booking your taxi and the taxi company will arrange shared taxis wherever possible. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Monk Coniston Manager.

By car: From Ambleside take the A593 signposted to Coniston. Turn sharp left over a narrow bridge, then after half a mile turn left onto the B5286, signposted to Hawkshead. About 3 miles along the road and just before Hawkshead turn right onto the B5285, signposted to Coniston. Follow this road over Hawkshead Hill. The road descends then goes around a 180° bend to the left. The entrance to Monk Coniston is on the left about 100yds after the bend.  Look out for the sign on the wall. There is car parking available within the grounds.

To help you plan your journey, use www.traveline.info

 

Reviews

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12 Sep 2016, 4:59 p.m.

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Great staff, food & walking.
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Good accommodation and service

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The medium and hard walks on the last day were very similar; as a result every one else opted to do the "medium" walk which I had completed in glorious weather last year. I had not realised that a walk could be cancelled if there was only one person and the leader walking. I booked the week specifically because there were walks I wanted to do. In the end the visibility was poor and I stayed at the HF centre in Coniston and it was a good day but I would think very carefully before booking this type of holiday again. The walk leaders were fine - this is not a criticism of them.
Thank you for your feedback.

I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your holiday at Coniston.

I am sorry that on this occasion, you were not able to do a particular walk. As stated in our brochure and on our website under 'Walking Itineraries' 'Guided walks may be subject to variation or cancellation due to party size, weather or operational considerations and we cannot guarantee a particular walk will operate during your holiday'.

I do hope that you will consider taking another holiday with HF in the future and assure you of our best intentions.

Kind regards
Toni

Toni McNulty
Customer Relations Manager
HF Holidays
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6 Sep 2016, 9:09 p.m.

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I find HF holidays very enjoyable and have now been on about 6. The accomodation has always been good, the food excellent and the other guests very freindly.

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We were so lucky with the weather. I walked at the medium level every day and enjoyed it so much I didn't want to leave. The walks took us to different areas every day and we learned some interesting things on the way. The views were magnificent.
6 Sep 2016, 4:36 p.m.

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great value and great people

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wonderful walks
6 Sep 2016, 9 a.m.

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Everything is very well organised and a very relaxing holiday.

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Very enjoyable walks an the walk leaders were very helpful an informative
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come up to our expectations as quoted in brochure

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all very profesional and proved knowlegable and fun to chat to both on the walks and in the house nothing too much trouble
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This was a good holiday, and well organised

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The walking was well organised and the supporting structures (packed lunches, boot room etc) were good

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6 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £429.00 Offer - Save £70 pp Book Now
6 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
10 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £299.00 Special Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
13 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Classic Breaks - Coniston 7 £819.00 £694.00 TOP Offer - Save £125 pp Book Now
13 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Classic Breaks - Coniston 4 £499.00 £349.00 Top Offer - Save £80 pp Book Now
17 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Classic Breaks - Coniston 3 £359.00 £284.00 Special Offer - Save £75 pp Book Now
20 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £429.00 Offer - Save £70 pp Book Now
20 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
24 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £309.00 Special Offer - Save £50 pp Book Now
27 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
27 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £429.00 Offer - Save £70 pp Book Now
31 May 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £309.00 Special Offer - Save £50 pp Book Now
3 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Outdoor Escapes - Coniston 7 £819.00 £699.00 June Offer - Save £120 pp Book Now
3 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Outdoor Escapes - Coniston 4 £499.00 £424.00 Special Offer - Save £75 pp Book Now
7 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Outdoor Escapes - Coniston 3 £359.00 £289.00 Special Offer - Save £70 pp Book Now
10 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
10 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £424.00 Special Offer - Save £75 pp Book Now
14 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £299.00 Special Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
17 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
17 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £439.00 Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
21 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £309.00 Special Offer - Save £50 pp Book Now
24 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
24 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £439.00 Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
28 Jun 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £309.00 Special Offer - Save £50 pp Book Now
1 Jul 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £439.00 Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
1 Jul 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
5 Jul 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £309.00 Special Offer - Save £50 pp Book Now
8 Jul 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
8 Jul 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £439.00 Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
12 Jul 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £299.00 Special Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
15 Jul 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
29 Jul 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £424.00 Special Offer - Save £75 pp Book Now
29 Jul 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
2 Aug 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £309.00 Summer Offer - Save £50 pp Book Now
19 Aug 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
19 Aug 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £439.00 Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
23 Aug 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £309.00 Summer Offer - Save £50 pp Book Now
26 Aug 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £424.00 Special Offer - Save £75 pp Book Now
26 Aug 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
30 Aug 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £299.00 Special Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
2 Sep 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
2 Sep 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £439.00 Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
6 Sep 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £309.00 Summer Offer - Save £50 pp Book Now
16 Sep 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
16 Sep 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £439.00 Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
20 Sep 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £309.00 Summer Offer - Save £50 pp Book Now
23 Sep 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £499.00 £424.00 Special Offer - Save £75 pp Book Now
23 Sep 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £819.00 £719.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
27 Sep 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £359.00 £299.00 Special Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
20 Oct 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £339.00 £279.00 Special Offer - Save £60 pp Book Now
27 Oct 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 3 £299.00 £234.00 Autumn Offer - Save £65 pp Book Now
27 Oct 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 7 £649.00 £549.00 Special Offer - Save £100 pp Book Now
30 Oct 2017 CNBOB - Guided Walking - Conistonwater 4 £385.00 £310.00 Special Offer - Save £75 pp Book Now

Prices are per person

Information

  • Standard single room: (2016) £8 per night; (2017) no supplement
  • Premium single room: £15 per night (2017 only)
  • Premium twin/double room: (2016) £5 per person per night; (2017) £10 per person per night
  • Non-member associate fee: (2016) £5 per person; (2017) £10 per person