A fantastic playground for families and outdoor enthusiasts, the Crake Valley has it all. Beacon Tarn, near Water Yeat offers explorers the chance walk and picnic or even take a quick dip. Cyclists of all abilities will revel in the trails and bridle ways that snake their way across the valley including the top rated Blawith Loop. Access to Grizedale Forest, which caters for a wide range of abilities including the famous North Face.
The Coniston Launch has various sailings to the south of the Lake, some giving interesting commentaries about the legendary Donald Campbell who raced his boat "Bluebird," on these waters, and also about the "Swallows and Amazons" adventures. The Launch stops at the Torver Jetty, also at the Lake Bank Jetty at Water Yeat, and Water Park at Nibthwaite and at the Parkamoor Jetty.
The X12 bus travels west of the Lake for those who would enjoy a car free day. However for drivers there is plenty of easy, and mostly free places to park near the Lake on both the south western and eastern shores, where there are many quiet shingle bays from which to enjoy the water. You can launch canoes and small boats, go paddle boarding or wind-boarding, Swim, or just relax in the clean, fresh air and admire the stunning views of the high fells.