Local Area

Lake District Tea Shop Trails

By Rachael Parkin

Cake scarcely tastes as good as it does after a refreshing walk. And a walk is never more enjoyable than when you know that a delicious and well-earned baked reward and accompanying steaming drink awaits you at its conclusion. Even the most reluctant of walkers can be persuaded along by the promise of an imminent sweet treat at a cosy café after an afternoon of activity.

Five Things to Do in Ulverston

By Rachael Parkin

The new film about the lives of the legendary Laurel and Hardy, ‘Stan and Ollie’ is now playing in cinemas across the country but did you know that Stan Laurel was born less than 30 minutes away from Coniston and the Coppermines Valley in the south Cumbrian market town of Ulverston?

With its quaint, cobbled streets and an abundance of shops, pubs and cafes Ulverston is worthy of a visit any time of year but with now, with its most famous son back in the limelight, it’s a better time than ever to spend some time in this fine and historic town.

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

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.

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.