Roll down a really big hill

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

A fun roll is a fast roll. To really pick up speed lie on the grass, make your body into the shape of a sausage and roll down the hill sideways. Watch out for poo from animals like sheep, it can spread nasty germs! You want to find a hill that's not too big - there are some great places to roll around Tarn Hows, near Coniston. The hill from the car park to the lake is perfect – just don’t roll too far or you’ll get a soaking in the lake!

By Glenn Bailey

Ranger for South Lakes Properties. My Primary role is looking after the car parks attached to our property, these are at Tarn Hows, Tom Gill, Ash landing, Harrowslack and Blea Tarn, all of which are beautiful spots. I also get to help my work colleagues with duties such as gardening maintenance, dry stone walling, fencing and just about anything I can find. I have fond memories as a child holidaying in the Lakes, and I want anyone visiting to experience the same magic I did, and still do everyday. I enjoy hiking, cycling (on and off road), running, swimming, kayaking, drawing, photography, and bonsai, above all I just love to be outside.

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How to get here

Tarn Hows Car Park, Coniston

Coniston LA21 8

Ordnance Survey OL6
The English Lakes
South Western area

SD 325 995

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By train: Windermere 12 miles and Ulverston 15 miles.
By boat: The National Trust's rebuilt historic Steam Yacht Gondola stops at Monk Coniston Jetty, Saturday and Sunday, Apr-Oct, weather permitting. Last sailing at 4pm.Cross Lakes Shuttle, a boat-bus-boat link from Bowness on the east shore of Windermere, via Hill Top and Hawkshead, to Monk Coniston, Tarn Hows and Coniston Pier.
By bus: from Windermere to Coniston
By bike: Cycle tracks can be found along the west shore of Coniston Water and from Coniston to Tarn Hows.