4 Fantastic Reasons to Visit The Langdale Valley!

1. Landscape

Langdale is a beautiful valley situated in the heart of the English Lake District, a picturesque & serene haven, peace and happiness are sure to be found here. The famous Langdale Pikes (Pike O’Stickle, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark) situated on the northern side of the dale create a dramatic skyline and are one of the most recognisable features of the area. It is not hard to see why people choose to return to this area of natural beauty year after year.

Celebrate your Father in the Lake District

Got a dad that can’t sit still? Then get in gear and sort out the perfect Father’s day get away for your restless old man.

When it comes to surprising your dad this Father’s Day (June 18th) the Lake District, Cumbria, ticks all the boxes and more.

Get a weekend away booked for your dear old dad, show him how much you appreciate him and pack him off to a perfect Lake District retreat.

Unique Pet-friendly Escapes in The Lakes

What better time than Spring for a UK staycation with your canine companion?

Dog lovers are well aware of that guilty feeling whenever a holiday is looming. You’ve been working hard, and have looked forward to the break for months. You’re thinking about what to pack, what to see and do. Then your puzzled pooch, intrigued by all the fuss and bluster as you get ready to leave, nuzzles up to you with a pining look.

Head to the Lake District this Spring Bank Holiday

There’s some great savings to be had…

If you fancy a getaway this half-term and love a good bargain, then look no further and head to the beautiful Lake District, where you will find plenty of holidays for less. Here at The Coppermines Lakes Cottages we have only a few cottages available for weekend, full week and mid-week breaks during the half term holidays (commencing Friday 26th May and Monday 29th May), so there is no excuse not to escape to the UK’s number 1 holiday destination!

4 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Coniston!

In the heart of the English Lake District lies the historical copper mining village of Coniston, perfectly positioned alongside the picturesque Coniston Water and underneath the majestic Coniston Fells of which Coniston Old Man, at 2635ft, is the most recognisable.

The Final Countdown... #CTAwards2017

Happy Wednesday! Earlier on today (Wednesday 3rd May) Cumbria Tourism announced their finalists for the 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards and we are proud to announce that we been shortlisted for not one but two award categories!

The awards which celebrate the vast diversity across the county’s tourism industry will take place on Wednesday 21st June – Fingers crossed we scoop a prize or two!

Self-Catering Property of the Year – Finalist – Gate House, Coniston

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside …

Silecroft Beach

Oh, I do like to be beside the sea. We say like, we mean love. On the west coast of Cumbria, not far from the Lake District National Park boundary lies a serene haven. A vast expanse of sand and pebbles with views that stretch out on a clear day to the Isle of Man. Welcome to the delightfully unassuming Silecroft Beach....

Take the plunge and swim Coniston Water - End to End

This September why not do something different when it comes to swimming a Lake District lake and swim the full length of one?....

After all Long distance open water swimming isn’t just about swimming around buoys in a loop– it’s about the journey. After-all you haven’t swum a lake until you have completed the full length of it!
Coniston End to End is such a swim… it’s as much about discovering yourself as the surroundings you are immersed in.

Calling all hikers, walkers and ramblers - Enjoy the ravishing countryside of the Lake District

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....

Challenge Yourself

As the Coniston 14 road race is set to take place this Saturday (good luck everyone), this got us thinking about what other fantastic events take place here in the beautiful Lake District. So we've 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 come join us at The Coppermines Lakes Cottages this year and discover something about yourself in this simply stunning environment…

1)Coniston 14 Road Race (too late for entry this year but what about 2018?)