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SEAN CONWAY SETS NEW WORLD RECORD FOR THE FASTEST, UNSUPPORTED CROSSING OF EUROPE BY BICYCLE

- 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

photo cred SeanConway.com

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.

Challenge Yourself in 2018

What better time than the advent of the New Year to get outside and challenge yourself, your friends and even your family to do something different and enjoy the great outdoors? Here at the Coppermines we have put together a list of our top challenging events … there are things to test and things to enjoy… after all it isn’t just about the pain… it’s about the taking part too.

So join us at Coppermines Lakes Cottages this year and discover something about yourself in this simply stunning environment…

Experience Real Luxury Here in the Lakes

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 here at The Coppermines Lakes Cottages.

Selected for their idyllic locations, charming attributes & comfortable interiors our cottages come in a variety of styles, from small and cosy terraced properties, mountain hideaways offering breath-taking views, luxurious farmhouses and modern design led apartments.

A winter wonderland awaits you in the Lake District this festive season!

The Lake District is picturesque all year round, but on a crisp winter’s day when the mountains are snow-capped it really is truly magical.

From Christmas shopping experiences to jolly events and concerts, there is plenty going on in the area this festive season.

Children will love to climb aboard the ‘Santa Express’ at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (selected dates from December 2nd), where they will get to meet Father Christmas himself. The jolly fella will also be making appearances at grottos across the county.

Experience Thrills & Spills at Coniston Power Boat Records Week

Come to Coniston, in the Lake District, this autumn and take in the thrill and spills of Power Boat Records week.

Competitors and officials will travel from all over the world to gather in the beautiful Lakeland village of Coniston to witness the exhilarating Power Boat Records Week (30th October - 3rd November 2017), on waters once graced by eminent record-breakers such as Malcolm and his son Donald Campbell.

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