790 Beacon Tarn

"High on the top of the moor, a little lake lying in a hollow of rock and heather". That's in Swallowdale, the second of Arthur Ransome's books. With a visit to Beacon Fell and a picnic and paddle in Coniston Water, what better way to recapture a childish delight in the Lake District.

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LOCATION: South Lake District
START: A5084, 5 miles south of Coniston. Park by wooden Blawith Common notice
Grid ref: SD288904 Postcode: LA128DW
DISTANCE: 3.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes South-western area Landranger 96
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Conisto Water, Cumbria Way, Slatestone Fell

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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