This long, pointed lake is much admired by canoeists and kayakers for its profusion of putting-in places. Coniston is noted for being one of the three lakes of the Three Lakes Challenge; an endeavor for visitors to canoe or sea kayak the length of three long lakes: Coniston, Windermere, and Ullswater in fewer than twelve hours.
If you dont feel competitive, hire a water vehicle of almost any kind and take leisurely tours of the lake. But dont expect to paddle about at snails speed in early November. That period is when the speed limit is lifted and people try to set the newest water speed record.