#explorefromthedoor with Sean Conway - #2 Escaping the Crowds, Coniston Valley.

The Lake District is one of the best places to explore in England and has fuelled creative and exploring minds for centuries. Spending time in the mountains has huge benefits both physically and mentally. The one downside can be that some of the ‘famous’ routes and mountains can be slightly busy during certain times of the year which can take away from the whole reason you wanted to come up here in the first place. Don’t fear though, there is a simple solution to avoid the crowds, and it comes in the form of small green dotted lines – footpath, byways and bridleways.

The Tour of Britain is coming (this September)…

It was recently announced that two legends of cycling will be riding through Cumbria next month (how exciting!)

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas and Giro d’Italia winner Chris Froome will ride together through the county over two consecutive days as part of the Tour of Britain – making it the first time the pair have taken part in an event together for almost ten years.

#explorefromthedoor with Sean Conway - #1 The Call of The Lake District

Exciting news, over the coming months we will be partnering up alongside extreme adventurer and Coniston resident Mr Sean Conway to highlight the beauty and endless adventures on tap here in the Lake District.

Follow us as we explore what makes the area around us so fantastic.

Before we get started here's a little introduction from Sean on how he found himself here in the beautiful Lakes.

Over to you Sean...

The Call of The Lake District ...

Mindfulness is waiting for you here in the Lakes...

In this technology driven day and age it’s not uncommon for us all to feel a little run down, tired and generally anxious. We constantly rush through life without stopping to take notice of what effect this has on our wellbeing.

Sound familiar? If you’re feeling this way then it may be time to take a step back from your everyday routine. Take time out, reset and recharge.

Family Fun Guaranteed in the Lakes this Summer

It may not come as a surprise to many that the Lake District is classed as the UK's number 1 visitor destination (hooray). Year after year, new and returning visitors are wowed by its stunning scenery, vibrant villages and incredible calendar of events.


- 9 countries, 3,980 miles, 24 days, 18 hours and 39 minutes –

Recently described by Radio 2 as Britain’s favourite lunatic, endurance athlete Sean Conway has set a new world record for the fastest, unsupported crossing of Europe by bicycle. Sean has broken the world record by 9 hours after cycling 3,980 miles (6,405 kilometres) in 24 days, 18 hours and 39 minutes. Sean cycled across Europe starting from Cabo da Roca on the west coast of Portugal and finished in Ufa in Russia. Sean arrived in Ufa at 15.40 local time.

All Good Things Are Wild & Free …… Introducing Mr Sean Conway

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Once home to Victorian philanthropist John Ruskin, spiritual home of Donald Campbell; water speed record legend and inspirational backdrop for Arthur Ransome & his Swallows and Amazons, Coniston village, situated in the heart of the Lake District has in its time attracted some pretty fascinating folk.

If you’re lucky enough to visit the area in the near future then you may just spot our newest resident running up and down the fells, swimming in the lake or quietly sipping a pint in the local pub.

Whatever your ability, there’s something for everyone when it comes to walking in and around Coniston

Whether it’s a family adventure, a gentle stroll or a challenging climb you are after, you won’t be disappointed by the Lakeland village of Coniston and the endless opportunities it offers to stretch the legs.

Overlooked by the majestic Coniston Fells and with the beautiful Coniston Water and its lakeside paths only minutes from the village, you can get out and enjoy the impressive views whatever your walking ability.

Join us for an egg-citing time in the Lakes

We’ve got some totally egg-cellent Easter offers - perfect for a family break away.

That’s not all there are heaps of Easter events taking place throughout the area too…

There’s a whole host of Cadbury Easter Egg hunts taking place over Easter weekend. Hunt for yummy treats at Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top, Wray Castle and even aboard the Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water.

Love in the Lakes

Here at The Coppermines Lakes Cottages we have lavished a little love and affection on some of our most popular properties. Sumptuous four poster beds, inviting hot tubs and cosy real log fires are just some of the treats you can expect to find when staying with us.