Coniston, famous for Ruskin, Donald
Campbell and latterly Bluebird Bitter, offers
great walking opportunities for either the
experienced fell-walker or those seeking a
more gentle stroll at lower levels amongst its
spectacular and varied scenery.
key tourist spots of Coniston Village and the
nearby Hawkshead can be busy at peak times,
quiet footpaths and bridleways are quickly
reached and the tranquillity of the area can
be truly appreciated.
In line with other books in the series a
selection of 10 walks surrounding the lake
has been selected with the majority being
short and easy; suitable for a half day with the
family, but also including a couple of more
challenging walks to give a taste of the fell
walking also available.
Keith Wood is an experienced and much published local photographer and writer
who has lived in Penrith on the edge of
the Lake District for over 12 years. His
work has been published in all the local
interest periodicals including Cumbria,
Cumbria Life, and Lakeland Walker.
In 2007, after a 12 year mission, he
successfully completed a full round of
the Wainwright’s (climbing all 214
summits). Additionally his work has been
regularly used by Friends of the Lake
District to illustrate their publications
and calendars. He is a contributor to the
Britain on View photo library. A Boot up
Coniston is Keith’s fourth book of Lake
District Walks in the “Boot Up” series.
Imprint: PiXZ Books, ISBN 978 1 906887 78 0, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published April 2010.