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

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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.

A favourite for families, there’s the scenic Tarn Hows just down the road, which offers an accessible 1 ¾ mile walk through stunning countryside, plenty of places to picnic and a well-surfaced circular track suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.

You don’t even need to get the car out, because there is a picturesque route to Tarn Hows from the head of Coniston Water, through iconic Lake District farm and woodland as well as the walled garden and tree collection of Monk Coniston Hall.

If you fancy putting the walking boots on for a hike, that can be sorted too, with Coniston Old Man (2,634m) and Dow Crag (2,552ft) guaranteed to tire you out and make you set for some lovely local grub at one of the village’s many country pubs or its highly acclaimed restaurant, Steam Bistro.

Looking for something ‘middle ground’ then amble along the woodland footpath from Coniston to Tilberthwaite, passing the impressive ‘white lady’ waterfall and admiring the carpet of bluebells during late April and early May. Once at Tilberthwaite you can make your way towards the Langdale Valley and the enchanting ‘Catherdral Cave’ (featured in Hollywood blockbuster Snow White And The Huntsman) or simply take the footpath back onto the fell and wind your way back to Coniston over the mountain valley.

If it’s mountains, fresh air and gorgeous views that make you smile, where better to stay during your trip to Coniston than surrounded by fells in the historic Coppermines Valley.

We have 5 unique holiday cottages right in the heart of the valley for all party sizes ranging from 2 – 22 people. With panoramic views and clear mountain air this is the perfect place to explore your surroundings, take in the views and simply relax. To top it all off there’s also 4 insta worthy hot tubs offering mountain & starry night views.

Coppermines Mountain Cottages

If you’d prefer to have the village amenities right on your doorstep, we have around 50 cottages available, from cosy romantic hideaways to charming cottages & larger properties perfect for groups.

Just like the various walking routes on offer in Coniston, here at The Coppermines there is something for everybody.

Coniston Village Cottages