Anyone who meets him agree that John Dennis is amazing! Not only does he lead guided walks in and around the Coniston Fells in the southwest Lake District, John has many talents as you can see in our interview below.
I joined the service almost 15 years ago in January 2003.
To put something back into an area which has given me so much pleasure for over 60 years as a walker, cyclist and boater.
Southwest Guided Walks leader and Co-ordinator.
also...Ranger-boat crew on Windermere and Coniston Water. Rights of Way Patrol Co-ordinator for Coniston and Torver parishes. Public navigation instructor. Park Management work parties with the Rangers.
Travelling on Windermere Steamers in the late 1940s and youth hostelling in the 1950s.
The variety of opportunities and the feeling of making a positive contribution.
Coniston Fells – they have a variety of walking challenges and rich history in a beautiful and comparatively quiet area.
Coniston Coppermines overlooking Coniston Water
Coniston Water – for the views, history and tranquility.
The chap I met on Coniston Fells who asked “Where is it then?” When I asked what, he replied “Coniston Old Man”; I replied “I’m here” to which he responded “Nah, I don’t mean thee, I mean t’mountain!”