Safer Lakes.

Please help protect our communities, observe social distancing and stay safe.

Check car parks and toilets across the Lake District National Park

See for latest coronavirus rules across the National Park and our services.

#LoveYourLakes: Donate to the Lake District Foundation's crowdfunding campaign to help care for the Lake District after the impacts of a busy summer.

Coniston Water Byelaw changes

There are some proposed changes to the Coniston Byelaws that affect what you can and can't do on the water.

The Coniston Water Byelaw regulatory assesment sets out the reasons the changes were proposed, describes what the changes would be and the impact they would have.

The consultation reponses (pdf) show the reponses from a number of organisations that responded to the consultation.

The Statement of the Regulatory Assessement is a statement by the Lake District National Park Authority, outlining amendments made to the proposed new byelaws based on feedback from the consultation, and a recommendation that the new byelaws are accepted.

The Coniston Water Byelaws 2020 - proposed, shows the full new byelaws.

What's happened so far:

25 October until 11 December 2019: Consult key stakeholders of proposed changes to the Coniston Water byelaws.

January 2020: Review consultation and prepare recommendation for Authority Committee.

19 February 2020: Papers presented at Authority meeting

March 2020: Submit the proposed new Coniston Water byelaws to the Secretary of State for approval.

The next steps in the process:

September  - October 2020: Feedback from the Secretary of State is advertised and the draft byelaws are consulted on (minimum of 28 days).

November / December  2020: The byelaws are approved or not agreed at the Authority meeting.

December 2020: Byelaws are made, signed and dated.

January 2021: The new byelaws come into force 30 days after the sealing date, and are publicised 7 days prior to this date.