Picking autumn blackberries

Duration:2 hours or less
Activity:For kids - things to do before you're 11¾

The best things in life are free, as the saying goes.

So why not take a basket or box along with you if you are planning to spend the day at Coniston - you can pick the berries and enjoy them for dessert after tea! The East Shore of Coniston Lake has several car parks and open access areas where you can pick blackberries till the end of autumn.

See where else we suggest you can gather blackberries (blackites) around the Lakes.

Happy berry picking!

By John Atkinson

Lead Ranger. I have lived and worked in the Lakes for most of my life both as a farmer and for the last 20+ years as a National Trust employee. Over the years I have worked right across the Lakes firstly as a practitioner repairing walls and footpaths and working on conservation projects. Then more recently managing upland access projects and advising on access and erosion issues, before gaining my current position managing the Ranger team in the South Lakes. I am also a very passionate supporter of rural skills and upland farming and sit on the national committee of the DSWA and also the Federation of Cumbrian Commoners. When not at work I run a 200ha upland farm with my family where we keep traditional breeds of cattle and sheep and assist in conservation grazing schemes.

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Bailiff Wood car park, Coniston

LA21 8

SD 302 935

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