The idyllic Crake Valley to the south of Coniston, offers visitors solitude and tranquillity away from the buzz of the ever popular Lake District hotspots. The area was very much beloved by children’s author Arthur Ransome, and many outstanding features of the valley can be found within his classic “Swallows & Amazons”.
A fantastic playground for families and outdoor enthusiasts, the Crake Valley has it all. Beacon Tarn, near Water Yeat offers explorers the chance walk and picnic or even take a quick dip. Cyclists of all abilities will revel in the trails and bridle ways that snake their way across the valley including the top rated Blawith Loop. Access to Grizedale Forest, which caters for a wide range of abilities including the famous North Face route can be gained from Nibthwaite.