There's always a carnival atmosphere at Lakeland Trails events and the marathon and half at Coniston is no exception. The race starts and finishes at Coniston Hall Landing Point with scenic views of the lake and the surrounding peaks of Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Dow Crags making this one of the most scenic trail races in the UK.
Like most trail races this is a tough course, especially if you're used to pounding the pavements. The marathon takes in a complete lap of Coniston Water on footpaths and bridleways. The half uses 17km of the full distance route before turning back and heading back into Coniston.