Coniston
photo of divers getting underway at Brownhowe
Site 10: Brownhowe NT
How to get here
The A5084 brushes with Coniston water at one main point on the West shoreline in an area called Brown Howe. This is a string of four small lay-bys overlooking the lake however, there is a hidden access point heading south past these.

Parking
Watch for a single track road running toward the lake and a sign post marked "NT".
Head in and you'll find toilets, picnic area and a short walk down to the lake.

Brief
The site access is down a grassy bank. The shoreline has only a few large rocks in stark contrast to the other Brown Howe, just up the road a little but it pays nothing to have the shore cover personel assist with the fins etc. (photo a)

The site access is down a grassy bank. Other boats and canoeists (photo c) may well be down here, so it's SMB time again (photo b) for your safety and their's.

The Dive
A respectable depth of 20 metres can be reached at this site if heading straight out and then turning up or down the lake - whichever takes your fancy though you will hear those steamers going up and down which disturbs the peace a little while were down under. (photo c)
In spring you will find lots of young Perch finning around.


Hazards to Divers
Nothing challenging here unless you are unable to scale the wall.
Just take your time clearing the boulder field in and out of the water at any of the above sites.

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