Lake District - Coniston & Hawkshead (Chapter)
This is the Coniston, Hawkshead & Around chapter from Lonely Planet’s Lake District guidebook.
Coniston Water maintains a rare air of serenity even on the busiest days. Cloaked with woodland and criss-crossed by winding lanes, this is a famously picturesque corner of the Lake District, well known for its literary connections.
• explore the bike trails and outdoor artwork of Grizedale Forest
• take a trip across Coniston Water on the restored steam yacht Gondola
• visit John Ruskin’s lakeside sanctuary at Brantwood
• restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Coniston, Hawkshead & around, Grizedale Forest, Hill Top & Near Sawrey and Graythwaite Hall Gardens.
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