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Coniston Wellbeing Walk

Funded for you by the Big Give Kind2Mind Campaign, an opportunity to join a Mind Over Mountains wellbeing walk in the beautiful Lake District, and spend time with our wellbeing team to support your mental health whilst out enjoying incredible scenery.

You can expect to come away from the day with a huge sense of achievement, new friends, relaxed and revitalised - with helpful guidance and tools for going forward in day to day life.

We are here to support your mental fitness - in a positive, friendly way. Enjoy a walk alongside our professional counsellors & coaches, with a relaxed group of likeminded people.
This walk is graded
Our walk grades
1: Easier

Easier

  • Clear well-walked footpaths, grass or bridleways
  • Mostly flat, with gentle inclines
  • A great first step for inexperienced walkers
2: Moderate

Moderate

Paths may be boggy, rough or loose underfoot
Hilly terrain with some steeper ups and downs
Assumes a basic level of fitness, and comfort walking reasonable distances

3: Challenging

Challenging

Note - these routes will vary, some are challenging due to distance only e.g. Step Out Challenge routes

  • Periods off path, potentially rocky and areas that will need careful navigation
  • A strenuous route with significant ascent and descent
  • Requires a good level of fitness, suited for more experienced walkers wanting a challenge

Event Date

Event Time

meet 09:15 for 09:30 start - 16:00 finish (approx)

Event Details

Tarn Hows and Black Crag from Coniston: Starting from the village of Coniston taking the Cumbria Way up to Tarn Hows. We head round the Tarn and then there is a climb up to Black Crag (323m) which is a well known Wainwright for beautiful views from a relatively easy climb. We Return via the other side of the Tarn before heading back down the Cumbria Way into Coniston.

Event Distance

9 miles / 14.5km

Total Ascent

450m

Start Point

Parking

Parking charge is £8.50 all day. Pay by mobile phone reference: 7250 - https://paybyphone.co.uk/. You can also pay by credit card as well as in cash.

Toilets

Available at the start point.

Pre-Event Zoom Briefing

Thursday 7th November 6pm (zoom link will be sent to you by email)- a relaxed and informal opportunity to meet each other and the team. There will be an introductory coaching and mindfulness session, alongside a brief from our Mountain Leaders, with an opportunity to ask any questions before the walk.

Post-Event Zoom Briefing

Tuesday 12th November 6pm (zoom link will be sent to you by email) - Following our day in the hills, we will reflect on our achievements together, consider what has become clearer and focus on your next steps to move forward.

What's included

  • A day of guided hill-walking with professional mountain leaders
  • An introduction to mindfulness techniques
  • An opportunity to share your story with others in a safe, non-judgemental space, supported by our qualified counsellors & coaches
  • A day of respite from the stresses of our hectic modern lives
  • Build confidence and resilience with physical, emotional and mental challenges
  • Virtual check-ins before and after the day out with us

What's Not Included

  • Travel to the meeting point
  • Food/drinks during the walk
  • Walking equipment (although we will carry some spare essentials if you need to borrow anything, and we recommend Kitsquad who can help if you are on a low income and need some good kit.

Please take a moment to read this before you book, thank you. The spaces on our mental wellness walks are generously funded for you by our charity partners, and your place is a precious thing! In booking you commit to attending, or to telling us in advance if you cannot, so that we can re-allocate your space to someone else who needs it. Thank you so much.

As we are a mental health charity committed to supporting as many people as we can, we request that you book a maximum of 3 funded walks with us each year. Thank you so much for your support.

Walk cancellation by you: please advise us at the earliest opportunity if you can no longer attend. We have waiting lists for each event & need to give others the opportunity if you cannot join us.

Cancellation by us: We will notify you of cancellation as soon as possible if it is necessary for any reason, no less than 1 week before. Mind Over Mountains cannot be held liable for any accommodation / travelling costs due to cancellation.

Walk alterations: While every effort will be made to run walks as planned, Mind Over Mountains reserves the right to make changes due to weather conditions, participant fitness or as a result of risk assessments on the day.

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Coniston Wellbeing Walk waiting list

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Frequently asked questions

We are a walking charity - with walks/hikes which vary in how easy or challenging they are - so we give each of our walks a grading to give you a guide. Do take a look at the section on each walk or retreat listing titled 'Is this the right walk/event for me?' to help you. If you are still unsure please just contact us using the form below and we will get back to you quickly. Our fundraising challenge events do require higher levels of fitness & we are always happy to chat about what's involved.

We recommend our walkers wear walking boots with ankle support, walking shoes or off-road running trainers - the most important thing is having a more rugged sole/grip to prevent slips and potential injuries on rocky, muddy or uneven terrain. This doesn't have to be expensive or high-quality brands at all - Go Outdoors or Mountain Warehouse are generally very good value. 

We do work with a fantastic organisation called KitSquad who can help with providing second-hand kit so please do feel free to contact them with what you need and hopefully they can help.

All the food at our retreats is tasty vegetarian. We do our best to cater for most food intolerances or dietary requirements - we just ask you to let us know when booking your place.  

We love dogs! But unfortunately we only allow essential guide dogs, to ensure a comfortable environment for everyone.

Our walks & retreats are for anyone who would benefit from the opportunity to take some time walking in nature, with likeminded people, and listening support if needed from our coaches & counsellors. Or just a break from the day to day, to reset, reframe, refocus. We are all about mental fitness, wellness, and overall wellbeing. Managing overwhelm, anxiety, stress - or freeing you to make decisions that are feeling a bit much. We create a safe, confidential space to talk openly with no judgement, no pressure, and we enjoy wonderful walks and time in a group in the beautiful outdoors.