This trail and car park are currently closed

Trail Closed: Machell's Coppice trail

Please note this trail is currently closed - please click HERE for nearby alternatives.

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 Water. The lake is also famous for the Bluebird water speed record.

Essential Information

Grizedale, Forestry Commission Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ