Copper Beech Lodge in Brow How near Coniston is in a quiet position close to the edge of the lake. The lower fells here are known as Commons. The low rugged expanse of the Blawith fells provides a gentle backdrop to this part of Coniston, and views to the mountains. When consulting a map, there are few obvious paths on these rough areas of upland. But on setting foot on the fell, there are endless variations on a walk to the top of the main fell, known as the Beacon. Here is a short simple walk you can do from one of our Lake District cottages in Coniston, Copper Beech Lodge.
Opposite the lodge there is a small woodland across the road. A finger post sign points you through the wood and onto the fell. This path soon joins a bend in the fell road. A short way up the road, you can join a path to the left hand and make a beeline for the small summit known as the Beacon.
It is a short walk to the summit through bracken and heather. From the top you can take in the pretty view of Coniston Water and Torver Common. Just below the summit is Beacon Tarn, a serene spot to enjoy your lunch in peace. You can retrace your steps for the return route, or explore one of the myriad paths and sheep tracks that cross the lower fell.
For more walks in the Lake District you can visit our walks page by clicking on the highlighted link.