Things to do in Coniston - The Coniston Village and by the Lake Treasure Trail

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    • A self-guided spy-themed walking Trail around Keswick.
    • Ideal for kids aged 6 – 106!
    • 2 mile ‘loop’ Trail (takes 2+ hours to complete at your own pace).
    • Text message service with clues if you get stuck.
    • Solve the mission and be entered into a £100 monthly draw.
    • Learn more about where you live or explore somewhere new.
    • Download your Trail now for INSTANT FUN (or receive your copy in the post)!

The Coniston Village and by the Lake Treasure Trail starts at:

Ruskin Avenue
LA21 8EH

Please Note: 

Unfortunately, due to one steep section at the start, quiet lanes without pavements, narrow paths and gravelly sections, this Trail is unsuitable for pushchair and wheelchair users.

Four-legged friends are welcome but they will have to stand guard outside the cemetery whilst someone bravely enters to solve one Clue before returning to the same gate. Dogs will need to stay on leads and be well-behaved in areas where sheep are present.

Toilets can be found at the start / finish point.  Why not plan a picnic for the lakeside which you’ll be at three-quarters of the away around? There are opportunities for snacks and refreshments in the first section in the village, and also at the lakeside.

Parking is available at Coniston Village car park on Ruskin Avenue (LA21 8EH). If this is full when you visit, Coniston sports and social centre on Shepherds Bridge Lane (LA21 8AL) is only a 5 minute walk away and signed from the A593 and B5285.

There are some fantastic events in Coniston's calendar, from the summer Coniston Country Fair, to the phenomenal CONISTON CHALLENGE. Although these are great times to visit Coniston, some of the Clues on this Trail may become obstructed or difficult to access. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Coniston Visitor Information.

Why not make a day of it and visit enjoy the lake with a motor boat? Or you could even find out more about the history of the area at the fascinating Ruskin Museum. If you want to search for some treasure nearby, we have the Coniston Low Yewdale Treasure Hunt Trail available too.