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Machell's Coppice trail - historic lake walk.

Spend some time in the landscape that inspired Arthur Ransome's main characters in Swallows and Amazons, while on holiday in the Lake District the four friends explored the woodlands and foreshore surrounding Coniston Water.

This short steep walk rewards with views over Coniston. The lake also famous for the Bluebird water speed record.

Trail information

Grizedale, Forestry Commission Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ
Start from Machell’s Coppice car park. Follow purple markers.
Grade - Hard
Trail Length
1.5 miles (2.5 km)