A beautiful jewel in the heart of the lake district!A must see
The walk can be a tad steep at times but on the whole pleasant.We saw many walkers in New Years Day and quite a few families which was lovely to see.Not an iPad or iPod in sight.
Circular trip out from Coniston, past the Old Man and then turn right up to Goats Water and on to Goats Hawse. This takes you up the shallow way and down the steep way. Set off at ten and home before two for a pint of Bluebird.
We were staying in Coniston and just had to walk up the old man which dominates the skyline. We had just had the full force of storm Abigail and her aftermath, so when the weather forecast said it would be a reasonable day we just went for it.
We started from Coniston and to be honest it was much harder...