Exploring the Great British countryside on foot, whether it’s a leisurely stroll to the pub, a ramble across the fields or a challenging uphill hike is a great way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.
Classics such as the Monk Coniston and Tarn Hows walk, is a picture prefect amble, setting off from the head of Coniston Water to Tarn Hows via the picturesque route created by 19th-century industrialist J G Marshall to wow guests at his country pile....
Then there’s the Old Man’s amble from Coniston to the summit of Coniston Old Man, a full day circular mountain walk above 600m, taking in one of the Lakes finest summits, with stunning views in all directions.You can bag a few fells as you discover Dow Crag and Goats Water walk. This easy circular walk takes Brown Pike, Buck Pike, and Dow Crag ridge. Although overlooked by the taller "Old Man" the ridge gives fantastic views down into The Cove, Goats Water, and north to the unmistakable profile of the Scafells round to Bowfell and the Crinkles.
Or there’s the classic Parkamoor walk with a difference starting and finishing with a trip on Coniston’s famous steam-powered Gondola, providing a perfect opportunity to view the area’s spectacular scenery from the water. Having disembarked, the route continues on foot, taking you through mixed woodland, rich in both flora and fauna this is a photographer's paradise. At the end of your walk, re-board the Gondola to return to Coniston Pier and your starting point.
Hodge Close is a perfect place for family walks, this manageable, low level walk provides great views of the Langdale Pikes and surrounding fells, along with some unique insights into the industrial past of the area along the way.
The Yewdale Valley and Tilberthwaite also offer some great low level walking, a great way to enjoy the valley scenery. In late spring and early summer you will see the local Herdwick sheep with their distinctive black lambs (they are born black and go to grey as adults); you’ll pass some clues to the area’s industrial past along the way; and for film buffs, there’s the nearby Yew Tree Farm, which featured in the film Miss Potter doubling as Beatrix’s actual home Hill Top. After periods of heavy rain look out for the cascade which appears at nearby White Gill, also known as White Lady waterfall which can be hugely impressive.
Enjoy a stay with us here at The Coppermines and Lakes Cottages and take your pick from some of the UK’s most outstanding walks.
For those who love the countryside the Coppermines Mountain Cottages, in the heart of the Coppermines Valley above the village of Coniston offers the chance to explore the fascination of the fells. Or if that sounds like too much hard work you can simply relax, unwind and enjoy the clear mountain air, beneath a stunning panorama of mountain peaks. Four traditional Lakeland cottages complete with hot tubs & open fires, perfect for relaxing after a rewarding day spent exploring.