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Events in Coniston

Coniston 14, Saturday 24th March 2018

The Coniston 14 is probably the most beautiful road race in Britain. Each year it attracts some 2,000 runners and has a reputation for being one of the best organised small races in the country. The Race is organised by an enthusiastic committee of volunteers from Coniston village.

The Lakeland 100, weekend of 28th July 2018

The Lakeland 100 ‘Ultra Tour of the Lake District’ is the most spectacular long distance trail race which has ever taken place within the UK. The circular route encompasses the whole of the lakeland fells, includes in the region of 6300m of ascent and consists almost entirely of public bridleways and footpaths.

Coniston Country Fair, Sunday 22nd July 2018

Set in a stunning setting on the shores of Coniston Water, Coniston Country Fair is a traditional Lakeland Show offering visitors an enthralling insight into traditional Cumbrian Life.

Epic Lakes Swim, 8th of July 2018

The Epic Lakes Swim Series consists of 3 open water swim events at 3 different locations in Cumbria. Coniston is the third and final event of the series, taking place Sunday August 2016. For each date and location there are 3 event distances to choose from which provides novices, intermediates and elite swimmers with a challenge to match.

Lakeland Trails, Saturday 22nd September 2018

Starting and finishing at Landing Point, Coniston Hall near Coniston village, the 10km Coniston Trail Run, 15km Coniston Trail Race and 15km Coniston Trail Challenge follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Lake Coniston and the surrounding peaks of the Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Dow Crags.

Chill Swim, 1st September 2018

Long distance open water swimming isn’t just about swimming around buoys in a loop– it’s about the journey.  Travelling the length of a lake from one end to the other, swimming across a channel, or completing a swim from one set point to another gives the swim meaning.  You haven’t swum a lake until you have completed the full length of it.


Coniston Alder Hey Challenge – Saturday 7th July 2018

This is a triathlon with a twist – but you don’t need to be an athlete. Just get together with friends and enjoy a summer challenge in the beautiful Lake District. This challenge is for teams of varying abilities so there is no pressure to be the best. Just take your time and enjoy conquering Coniston as a team of friends, colleagues or family. Arrive on the Friday, camp overnight and then get ready to conquer Coniston – you’ll definitely enjoy your dinner afterwards! Teams come back year after year to beat their personal bests. We’d love you to join them.

What’s involved:- 10km trek up the Old Man of Coniston, 17km bike ride through the Grizedale Forest,3km kayak across Coniston Water. Costs to enter: Registration fee £50 per team, Minimum sponsorship £1,500 per team.  More information: Call us on 0151 252 5716, come and see us in person or email

Coniston Tourist Information Centre

Coniston Coppermines Project

Lake District National Park

Malcolm Wilson Rally

Grizedale Forest – 3rd of March 2018

Lakeland Trails in Hawkshead

Saturday 14th of April 2018

Keswick to Barrow Walk

12th of May 2018

Fred Whitton Challenge

Grasmere 13th of May 2018

Cancer Research Race for Life

Keswick to Coniston Hike – 19th May 2018

Coniston Half and Full Marathon

3rd of June 2018

Swim Coniston

14th of July 2018


Coniston Epic Lakes Swim

19th of August 2018