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Coniston Walking festival

September 6, 2009

The last weekend of September sees Coniston’s walking festival.

Taking place on the 25th-27th September and marketed as a walking festival with a difference,this years event will introduce three well known characters & patrons of fell walking.

The first is local lad- Leo Houlding who will be leading an extreme walk and showing a great film over the weekend. The second is a British legend and the first British Lady to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Rebecca Stephens will be leading two walks & showing a great film over the festival event. The final patron is locally employed- Richard Leafe who is currently the Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park Authority.

Included amongst the walks,a high level circuit of Coniston Old Man,the Yewdale & Tilberthwaite Valleys Tour,aA long beautiful walk in some of the area’s most scenic and secluded spots and a cruise on the steam yacht Gondola and guided walk to the famous Victorian beauty spot.

Walks are graded and all guides are asked to go at the speed of the slowest walker within their group.

Full a full list of events and details of how to book click HERE

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