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The pretty village of Coniston is situated near to the head of the lake and is surrounded by high fells in particular the Old Man. The settlement grew originally because of the large quantities of copper and slate found in the nearby hills, employing hundreds of people down the mines. Today it is very popular with visitors and walkers with lots of places to stay, shops and cafes. One of Coniston's most famous residents was John Ruskin.
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Brantwood was the home of John Ruskin from 1872 until his death in 1900 and is regarded as one of the most beautifully situated houses in the Lake District. It enjoys the finest views over Coniston Lake and mountain views...
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Brim Fell
Brim Fell is a gentle, curving hill that links the popular summit of Coniston Old Man with Swirl How and its ridges. On a sunny day, Brim Fellís grassy slopes are perfect for a stroll, a picnic, or a sunbath...
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Coniston Village
Set beneath the impressive shadow of The Old Man of Coniston and alongside Lake Coniston, Coniston is one of the most well known of all Lakeland destinations. Largely built in local grey stone this centrally located town is the shopping...
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Ruskin Museum
Be inspired by the life-changing political philosophy of John Ruskin, breathtaking artist critic and social reformer. Marvel at the oustanding courage of the water speed ace, Donald Campbell, racing over Coniston in Bluebird. And learn about slate, copper, walls,...
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Steam Yacht Gondola
Enjoy Conistonís scenery on Steam Yacht Gondola. Originally launched in 1859, she provides a scheduled steam powered passenger service with opulently upholstered heated saloons. Sails from Coniston Pier (signposted from the village). Sailings weather permitting. Times published locally and...
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Tom Ghyll
Tom Ghyll is a stream a couple of miles north of the town of Coniston that features two waterfalls. A trail runs from the car park on the A591 along the side of the stream from the lower to the...
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Claife Heights   (Approx 9 Miles)
Claife Heights is an area of woodland owned by the National Trust, on the western shores of Windermere. It is a great spot for walking, cycling and wildlife. Wildlife prefers woods of a variety of species, made up of...
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Colwith Force   (Approx 9 Miles)
Colwith Force is, quite simply, a stunning waterfall, and forms part of the Colwith Circle walk. This is a very nice gentle walk and not too strenuous, with good views and plenty to see; there are even one or two...
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Coniston Launch
Solar-electric launches providing a low-pollution alternative for the discerning visitor. We serve 7 jetties around the lake offering a great service to walkers, cyclists, those visiting Brantwood or just requiring a gentle cruise in good company. We also run special...
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Esthwaite Trout Fishery   (Approx 7 Miles)
Hawkshead Trout Farm is a well stocked lake where you can fish by boat or from the shore. It is suitable for inexperienced, intermediate and expert anglers. Tuition is available. Children enjoy feeding and caching their own fish. All visitors...
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Grizedale Forest Park
Grizedale Forest has much to offer all ages and abilities: waymarked walking and cycling trails, orienteering courses, play area, cafť, bike hire, shop and visitor centre, picnic areas, 90 forest based sculptures, Go Ape high wire adventure course, 16 bunk...
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Hawkshead School Museum
The Hawkshead Grammar School is one of the oldest in the area and this integral museum is a fascinating visitor attraction for all those interested in learning more about the institution and the development of the locality. The museum...
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Hawkshead Village   (Approx 5 Miles)
Set in the magnificent Vale of Esthwaite in the heart of the English Lake District, Hawkshead is a truly historic and wonderfully picturesque village characterised by its cluster of whitewashed houses, archways and alleyways, courtyards and squares. It is a...
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Moss Eccles Tarn   (Approx 7 Miles)
Moss Eccles Tarn is just a short walk from Near Sawrey. It was here that Beatrix Potter spent many an hour fishing - from a rowing boat that can now be seen at the Windermere Steamboat Museum, having been...
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Skelwith Force   (Approx 4 Miles)
Skelwith Force is a less-often visited waterfall on the River Brathay near to Ambleside. Though the waterfall is only about 15 feet high, it is an impressive cascade, especially after heavy rainfall when the roar of the water drowns out...
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Wise Een Tarn   (Approx 6 Miles)
Wise Een Tarn is situated approximately midway between Near Sawrey and High Wray, in the National Trust’s Claife Heights region. This tranquil spot is easily accessible either on foot or by mountain bike, and would make a pleasant day out...
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